This is a biographical sketch across six generations of a family where a member of the middle generation is the author. His grandparents came to the United States in their teens, along with their parents from the Volga Region of Russia. They had farmed there for several generations, yet had remained distinctly Germans who had originated from Frankfurt. Half of the book describes the author's childhood in southwestern Nebraska, with stories vividly covering the experiences in a changing farming culture. Then the reader is led into glimpses of the author's life through his professional activities as member of the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri. Retiring at age 63, after thirty-five years of writing scientific journal articles covering his career development, that author, still remembering unique life experiences and his transition through parenthood, carries the reader through another twenty-five years of retirement, hoping to compare and contrast some generational, cultural, and philosophical perceptions.