In April of 2022, Howard Johnson decided to write a book about his life. Investigation and study revealed that everything that happened to him was unusual and unique compared to all friends and family of similar seventy-seven years, starting with being a war baby and parents with unusual backgrounds, families, strong morals, hard work ethics, and strong personal values. He found many forgotten blessings spread all throughout his years that led to particular advantages compared to many others he knows, such as dancing, singing, love of music, artistry, reading, writing, strong imagination, hard work, and a generous, friendly nature. Appreciation for designs of all kinds led to the collecting of just about everything. Cars, boats, wood, iron, metal--you name it, he collected it. His parents taught him to organize well so he could find what he was looking for quickly and easily.Good looks, good health, good fitness are all essential for a good life. His parents taught him everything from refinishing furniture to the importance of going to church, to painting a truck. His father taught him the appreciation of boats. He has a collection of wooden boats now, and people say it is the largest and nicest collection in the entire country. For eight months now, he has studied his life to write this book, and the life he has lived is just amazing. Now Howard is looking forward to sharing the stories of his life with all his readers in hopes to capture your imagination of what his life was really like.