|Robert Redd--March 14, 1926-August 2, 2017|
I'd like to take a moment to post a few lines about a writer near and dear to me, my father-in-law, Robert Redd, Bob to most people. He moved on to another blogosphere last week at the age of 91.
Like me, he didn't take up writing until later in life after having successful careers in industrial engineering and accounting. When he retired as a partner from a storied career at BDO Seidman, he finally got around to writing.
His book Achievers Never Quit provides a guide to opportunities that life after retirement offers and was utilized by companies like Weyerhaeuser, Amway, and AT&T in educating their retiring employees. Whimsy, Wit, and Wisdom provided a lighthearted look at the stresses of retirement on marriage. Always the dramatist, Bob later penned books designed for senior theater, writing several collections of skits based on his life experiences. Senior centers around the country are still making use of his scripts today. He also wrote a resource book on writing, Synaps-cercise, Exercise Your Brain. This workbook includes humorous writings as well as exercises to help improve creativity and thinking.
Bob led a full and interesting life. There was never a dull moment with him around. He was a son, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a golfer, an artist, a sculptor, and an avid collector of antiques. And yes, he was an author. He will be missed.
Shameless plug that Bob would appreciate: You can still buy the senior theater publications online at: seniortheatre.com.