Did You Choose Your Parents?
Did You Choose Your Parents? is the unique story of one man's quest to keep a pre-birth vow given to a universal collective consciousness. In exchange for promising to further world peace, Bob Ritter was granted advanced cognitive abilities and was offered a set of parents who descended from courageous and idealistic ancestors.
The assassinations of President John F. Kennedy along with Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., weighed heavily on Bob. Due to the tragedy caused by these murders and the unfulfilled "what ifs" had these champions of peace and racial harmony not been cut down in their prime, Bob dedicated his life to preventing the assassination of the U.S. President who would be elected in 1980. This President was supposedly the next cursed to die in office. Since 1840, every President elected or re-elected in a year ending in zero had died in office. Of those seven Presidents, four died by assassination!
Becoming a U.S. Secret Service agent, Bob developed new procedures and fought to prevent the opening to the public of the Presidential arrival area of the Washington Hilton Hotel. Several years after his warning went unheeded, a would-be assassin fired a gun from this very same location on March 30, 1981. President Reagan and three others were wounded. The President came very close to dying and fulfilling the curse once again. Fortunately, Reagan survived due to the efforts of the Secret Service along with the trauma team at George Washington University Hospital. President Reagan, as leader of the free world, went on to bring down the Berlin Wall, end the Cold War, and pursue peace through strategic arms limitation.
DYCYP? presents compelling testimony of an existence before birth. Bob's many years of extreme dedication to his pre-birth vow and his advanced powers of foresight reflected in DYCYP? offer unparalleled evidence that the soul, spirit, or whatever you wish to call it, exists both before the birth and after the death of the human body. This should be comforting news in an era of increasing violence, pandemics, war, etc. Hopefully, it will inspire others to offer any pre-birth recollections they may have. Did you choose your parents?
The narrative offered in DYCYP? weaves interesting American history into an exciting true-crime memoir. In addition, strategies for detecting dangerousness in individuals and the need to reduce the culture of violence will be passed on to readers.
Jan Marie & Bob Ritter
Jan Marie and Bob Ritter live on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland. Both are graduates of the University of Maryland and longtime residents of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Jan Marie is retired from the teaching profession where she specialized in Early Childhood Education and Reading Recovery. When not walking the boardwalk for exercise, she enjoys shopping, antiquing, reading, and working crossword puzzles.
Bob is a retired federal criminal investigator (GS-1811) with a wealth of law enforcement and protective experience. A born collector, Bob loves history and the music of the 1940s–60s. He takes pleasure in watching the wildlife and ships that pass by the couple’s Bay-front condominium. Bob is a member of the U.S. Secret Service Association, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the National Law Enforcement Museum.
Jan Marie and Bob relish spending time with family and friends, especially the couple’s five granddaughters. They deeply love one another and cherish each day together.
Did You Choose Your Parents? is the remarkable story of Bob’s dedication to making our world a better place.