Tonight I’m thinking about Ranger Bob. It would have been his birthday today.
Like he did for so many others, he gave me an eternity of life lessons, one summer at a time. He’ll always be my definition of a great leader. The “Virtues of Ranger Bob” have shaped who I’ve become and continue to drive who I want to be.
Bob embodied hard work, with his unrivaled work ethic and never ending quest to do good. He was kind in a way I’ve never seen again. A friend (and a pal) to everyone. And he was selfless, charming, and absolutely hilarious.
Ranger Bob has become a man of legend. The sole subject of tall tales that get repeated around the campfire. “He was bit by a rattlesnake and just walked to the hospital”, “He shoveled all the snow in the parking lot by hand”, “He could predict rain down to the minute”. Except they’re all true. Guys like this are rare. I’m honored that we crossed paths. I only wish that I had known him longer.
Happy Birthday RB.