The last installment of Arnold’s My Life in Pictures photobook trilogy highlights family and island history through the first 15 years of the 21st Century – 2000 to 2014. Year 2000 began with the wedding of his and Helena’s daughter Selene to John Bowlby, who she had met during her years in college. They settled down in Florida and, several years later, celebrated the birth of their daughter Jaidyn. By that time, Arnold had retired after 35 years as an auditor with the U.S. Department of the Interior, and he and Helena started making annual trips to Florida – both for annual checkups with medical specialists and to visit with Selene and family. During those Florida trips, they all often took the opportunity to spend some time at the Walt Disney World theme parks, much to Jaidyn’s delight.
During the late 2000s and early 2010s, Helena lost her mother due to heart problems, and Helena and Arnold both also lost dear siblings to various health issues. On a brighter note, this photobook highlights the islands and island life on St. Thomas in full color photos that brings the story forward to Arnold and Helena’s 40th anniversary of a fulfilling life together.