This is a charming collections of vignettes of the author's neighborhood. The stories are old, timeless, and folkloric. He exhibits a delightful sense of humor. I especially liked the Native American ties and geographical anecdotes. One need not be from his territory to enjoy.
A collection of short stories, mainly observations. Some of which, really don't go anywhere but pleasant to read; simple happenings about people and town events from more than a century ago. A fun and quick read to help the mind wander.
This is a lovely, nostalgic compilation of tales and little known historical facts, about life in rural New England from the 1700's through the early 20 th Century. It has a quaint charm and drawings reminiscent of primitive paintings. For those curious about the experiences of the common man in the "vanished America", the local stories and tales give a flavor of what life was like then. For old folks, it will bring a wistful nostalgia. Youngsters will see the humor in it...if they can imagine a world before the Internet😀
Having read this over the course of a couple of days, I found it full of pithy stories of days gone by, unknown to the contemporary culture, but familiar to the author. The mix of fact and fancy makes for amusing reading, and lighthearted good fun reading. A very relaxing read, so pull up your rocker on the back porch, put your feet on the railing and enjoy the sunshine that comes flowing through this delightful book of memories.
There are so few books that make you want to curl up in a deep chair and settle down for a long read. This is that kind of book. Whether you’re reading aloud to share these stories from the past, or you’re sipping a hot beverage while you reminisce, you will have in your hand a gem to take you into a bygone era. Halifax is a real town in Massachusetts where these heroic feats and simple pastimes were lived. Take an evening and step back in time with Harry Brown’s adventures in the New England town he called home for over 100 years.