Quickly, for a sense of where we are going: The Wright Brothers invented the airplane. Henry Ford the first model T automobile. Arthur K. "Spud" Melin and Richard Knerr the Hoola Hoop (bet ya didn't know that one) and Steve Wozniak for the genius behind the personal computer. We know all of those items as having an impact on society. First's of anything are almost always recognized for the imprint they leave. So why in the world haven't those of us living in Sun City AZ taken more pride, a larger sense of accomplishment in the first age restricted, active retirement community in the nation? Seriously, it was that significant. Sun City changed the country and maybe even the world. Nearly 60 years after its opening, we are still the one folks visit to get a sense of what worked. New communities still study us while college students have done their thesis on the impact we made. Yet within these white walls, way too many home owners know little about the community and the company that forged us from virtually nothing. Cotton fields that had outgrown their usefulness suddenly became an opportunity to blossom well beyond fibers for tires, clothes and towels. Our history is stunning. The company and the man behind it, Del E Webb are legendary. Unfortunately the handful that know and appreciate his story grow less every year. His death in 1974 left a void that could never be filled. Our goal is to recreate his legacy. We know people don't read like they used to. We know attention spans grow shorter as technology is enhanced. We also know his story is too powerful to ignore. We know once we start showing and telling readers about Del Webb, his company and ultimately his greatest creation, Sun City, people will be mesmerized. In the coming months, the Del Webb Sun Cities museum and I will be working to showcase this remarkable story. It's a journey too good to miss. I will post the first links this afternoon. One will be to Facebook where we will give you a teaser with the second link to the "rest of the story" on the museum site. The FB link will direct you to the museum site, so if you are interested, skip Facebook (unless you want to follow us on it) and just go to the second link. As i have been writing these pages on Del Webb, it has rekindled my passion for all things Sun City. We played an incredibly important role in the evolution of retirement. Back in the day, rich people had their second homes; those of us of average means stayed put and sat in the rocking chair. Sun City changed all of that and made life far better for millions. Stay tuned as i will use this thread for each release of the ongoing stories we are telling.