The Joy of Creating Many years ago, I was into my â€œOil Paintingâ€ period. I very well remember art books written by Bob Rossâ€¦he went on to write the â€œJoy of Paintingâ€â€¦a series of large cover soft books explaining how the budding artist should go about in creating his artwork. I still have my paintings hanging on the walls of my home. Little did I know when I first ran errands for the print shop across the street of our Columbia Avenue houseâ€¦as a 10 year old kidâ€¦that it would lead me to the Joy of Creating. And, even to exercising my aged brain in the 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] century of my second birthday, in other wordsâ€¦Iâ€™ll be going on to my 102nd years of life on December 11, 2016. And, since my knees will not cooperate in the way they did even at age 85â€¦I have taken to exercising the brain by writing about stuffâ€¦while it may not be what a learned and educated writer would put down on paperâ€¦for me itâ€™s good enough to keep me interested in the next word coming out of my mind. Likeâ€¦ Running errands for this small print shop at the age of 10 led me to learning the California Job Case, a font of type both in caps and lower case that are held in certain parts of the case where the letters representing the alphabet are stored, both versions in their respective allotted little box area. The characters for punctuation are also provided for. For a kid with a stuttering problem it was a life filled with all the joys that one could wish for. This Graphic Arts phase even led me to my nowâ€¦my 52[SUP]nd[/SUP] year of life in the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Should I go on writing it would involve many pages of printed matter that could be of no value to the reader. For me it relates over 100 years of life that had its ups and downs. It even had an effect, that the President of the United States acted upon and put my name on the ever-long list of Americans who did some good for their country and its citizens as a whole.