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Hi I'm Bob

I am a retired chemical engineer. I designed the first automotive air bag initiator. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Chemistry has been one of my passions since junior high. As a professional chemical engineer I designed pyrotechnic devices and the first air bag initiator. Being retired now has allowed me to become best friends with our lawn and our windows and the kitchen stove. Living in the magnificent Northwest has allowed me to enjoy incredible hiking. The Cascades, the San Juan Islands, the Olympic Peninsula, and the Seattle area are most rewarding experiences. Since moving to the Northwest I miss my tan as the rain is causing me to rust instead. One of my best friends is a trombone. Local community bands and symphonies allow me to keep it from rusting. Old age is better than I expected it to be.

Why I am a Mormon

I attend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints every Sunday because taking the Sacrament allows me to ponder on the atonement of Jesus Christ and of the great love he must have for me and all others. I love knowing that there is a prophet on the earth at this time and that I can depend on him to receive revelelation for this Church. Living the commandments makes my life happy. I feel it a privilege to be a member. I have received personal witnesses that this is Christ's church and it is teaching the same doctrine that Christ taught when he was here on earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending my Sunday meetings, reading from the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price daily, accepting assignments to teach, lead, visit, etc as I am called to do by my Bishop. Family and individual prayers are offered each day. Knowing that we are all direct offspring of God the Father and that makes us all brothers and sisters, I attempt to make a contribution in my community wherever I live by volunteering to teach the trombone, serving in my homeowner's association, picking up litter on the highways, etc. In our Church we are assigned to watch over 2-4 other families. This I do each month. It is very pleasant. Sometimes it means chopping wood, driving someone to the hospital, or just listening.