Ned Shenton's eighty plus years have been full of adventure. He grew up in small town Pennsylvania, the son of an famous illustrator father and a writer mother but he did not follow in either of their footsteps. Rather he studied oceanography at Texas A&M and worked in the field for many years. He became an expert in underwater craft and eventually joined Jacques Cousteau's famous diving saucer crew. Along the way he worked on teams that photographed the early space satellites and drilled into the Greenland ice sheet. He has loved several old houses, many boats and innumerable automobiles. Looking back over his well-spent life, Ned Shenton is truly grateful.