This book is about the life and times of Marvin Simkins who is on the cusp of publishing his first book at 94. the book covers almost all of the 20th century and the first 12 years of the 21st. It takes in not only the life of the principal but also the times, events, mores, and every aspect of the author's life. Included are Prohibition, the Great Depression, World War II and, though less noteworthy, but by no means less consequential to the author, his schooling, early life, employment, and the many incidents, personalities which make up the fabric of his life. Travels, both before and after retirement from a successful business career, add to the mix. The reader should find much with which to identify in this voyage of discovery.