A friend of mine had a lifelong desire to write a children’s book and for years he has put down into words a number of stories from his own childhood. Growing up on a farm in Iowa proved to deliver many life lessons that are worth sharing with today’s generation. I believe in the message and moral teachings of each tale, so it was harder to turn this project down. I admittedly struggled for a time to fit it into my work schedule, but persevered. I learned a lot by doing it and certainly discovered some new things about my personal limits.