Today would have been the seventieth birthday of legendary public television painter Bob Ross of The Joy of Painting. Bob was born in Florida on Oct. 29, 1942 and died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1995 before his fifty-third birthday. Happy birthday and Godspeed, Bob. We love you and miss you. Thanks for adding wonder and beauty to the lives of countless millions with your talent and gentle spirit.