My father's Pilot Log stretches across half a century, from his first solo flight in Alabama to his last flight out of Moffett Field.
You and I might start a diary or journal, lose interest, put it down, lose it entirely and start it anew (in a different form) months or years later. Pilots aren't like that. They keep their log books--always up to date--for a lifetime.
My father had three pilot logs and contained within them are the story of his adult life. Flying, to him, was a love surpassed only by his love for my mother.