My latest career as a respiratory therapist is the last in a long line of jobs that have given me many unique experiences and memories. All my life I have been an avid reader and dreamed of writing a book. This book began as a labor of love for my niece Jansen years ago when she began playing the flute in band. Like many things in my life it got shelved and if not forgotten, then neglected. Finally, I found myself motivated to finish the story and in the process, rewriting most of it as well. My greatest regret is that I left this too late for my Mom to see and yet I feel that she was with me in finishing the book. At least I hope so.