As I have written these many Bits and Pieces, I have realized how selfish I have been for much of my life.  I have had the help of those who cared for me: my grandparents who gave us a home, my mother and sisters who sacrificed for me, that I might get ahead with my fantasies and ambitions, my children who have been parents to me.  I thank them all.

I have grabbed the flying ring and swung with it whenever and however I could.  I have had a wonderful life and have at last reached the point where I am grateful for the bitter as well as the sweet.  I love and am grateful for every inch that I have lived.  My heart goes out to all of it as I stand in wonder and look back.