Dear Readers Far and Wide:

We developed this blog to honor the beautiful, eventful, and joyful life of Robert J. Latta (1927-2011).  To some, he was a brother…an uncle…a co-worker…a dear friend.  To one, he was “Kuya Bob”.  And to one lucky lady, he was her loving husband for 45 years.

But to many, he was “Grandpa Bob”.  That name was not only a definition of family ties between Bob and his granddaughters (including yours truly), but also a term of endearment from everyone, young and old, who had the good fortune to have him in their lives.

“Papa Bob” with great-granddaughter, Jayda

  Life According to Bob will chronicle many topics, from current and historical events to topics related to family and elder care…all with a unique Bob perspective.  Readers will soon see that the Bob perspective is humorous and frank.  It might make you look at life from a new vantage point.  It will always make you realize that no matter how different we all are, we are also alike in many, many ways.

We would love to get contributions (stories and/or pictures) to Grandpa Bob’s blog from his friends and family from across the country.  If you would like to contribute, please feel free to contact us at

Thank you, and please come and visit us again soon!


Jessica and the Mitchell Family