RAISING A RIOT by Alfred Toombs


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Al Toombs returns from the war to undertake alone the raising of his three children, in a somewhat unsteady cottage in Maryland. He found what it meant to put in a 140 hour week of laundry, cleaning, and the ordeal of meals, which he gradually upgraded from frankfurters to chicken. Larry was 10, Lynn 7, Janie 4- and he tried various systems of harnessing his child-power with no success; he spent a winter in Florida to escape the truant officers, he went through various vicissitudes, many headaches, full quota of stomachaches. Fairly funny recall, in the Cheaper by the Dozen tradition.

Pub Date: Oct. 10th, 1949
Publisher: Crowell