Urbane mementoes and souvenirs of a varied life that takes in lots of territory. Well-known, familiar with theatrical, literary, professional circles, Kendall reviews his life which had been influenced by the family motto ""Never let the weather interfere with anything you want to do"". He tells of his adored mother, and his Horatio Alger approach to earning a living, even as a youngster, his law training, and where it led him, his knowledge of Teddy Roosevelt, Blaine, James J. Hill; in Montana, Washington; with the Bradens and their copper interests; with his clients; building the Capitol theatre, producing plays; collecting Washingtoniana, literature; getting involved in bus lines; having a finger in politics, the World's Fair, etc. His three marriages, children, myriads of friends, all more or less notable, travels, his mother's work in the last war, her indefatigable vitality,--trivia and trifles of a busy life. Loquacious, lingering, this is the record of a man who enjoyed what he did, and did what he wanted, with a digit in many doings. Friendly.