These are the things I've learned and this has been my life. And so the time has come to write this little recollection. I hope you enjoy my memoir, it contains seven philosophies I've tried to live by - I call them my "realities." And it has the best, most important, lesson I learned along the way. David Florian is an 80-year-old self-taught manufacturer of tools, dies, stampings, special machinery, and locks. During his business career, he participated in civic organizations, and some politics. He is still married to the love of his life, Honey, whom he found in high school. Together they have raised eight children. After retirement David was involved in several banks and dabbled in real estate. In the last 20 years he experienced several serious health issues. He now summers in Maine, winters in Florida, and says he will spend his last days in Southington, Connecticut, his birthplace, where he built the home 30 years ago that will accommodate a full house, and then some.