This collection of stories was woven and spun from the fabric of our family’s childhood. As a bedtime ritual, John told our young children nightly stories with main characters of their choice. Our son always chose a rooster and our daughter chose a different item each night. Using these two topics, John would spontaneously create a fantasy story meant to spark imagination (and occasionally teach a lesson or moral; however, some were just plain silly and had us all laughing in stitches and reminiscing about them for days). Shannon secretly wrote down several stories and compiled them in a simple book which John received for Fathers’ Day, one year long ago. John was surprised and thrilled that his family had taken the time to commemorate his nightly creativity for posterity.