I shall be telling this with a sigh|
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
... The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost
Distant Thunder - A Life Remembered|
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The Extraordinary Life and Times of Roger Anderson
Growing up in an era when America was still being settled, crafted and divided was challenging in itself. For someone who had an undeniable creative gift, intense wanderlust and a fierce sense of independence, life was a perfect storm.
Barefoot ranch hand, student of flight, WWII bomber pilot, business owner, Hollywood movie actor, gas station manager, radio DJ, award-winning national radio/television/print commercial producer, photographer; Roger Anderson’s story is one filled with many varied chapters. While he was ultimately the sum of those experiences, he was always consistently one-of-a-kind.
Fame and fortune danced around him his entire life. His brushes with it, along with the undeniable fact that he had an obviously overworked guardian angel on his shoulder continually snatching him from the jaws of death on too many occasions to count, were legendary.
He was the Master Storyteller, and his true-life adventures enthralled everyone lucky enough to be within earshot. They had an aura of fiction, being so dramatic and removed from our own reality, and as he wrote them down later, in his inimitable reporter/commercial copywriter style, they documented global history and events that we’d only previously read about in textbooks.
“Growing Up In America,” his own narrative begun in his later years, is a vivid recollection of a different world; simpler in some ways and much more harsh in others. In it, parts of his book “Distant Thunder” roar to life when told in his voice.
This is Roger’s story, with the countless twists and turns his path inevitably took. But it’s also a story of our country in its youth, with major milestones, accomplishments, battles and scars that it proudly carries within its history. It's a reminder of our legacy, helping us to remember where we came from, and perhaps to better see where we are going.