A dryly humorous, delightful chronicle of a boyhood on a Maine farm -- a fresh glimpse of an all-but-vanished way of life. Young people may well be suspicious of the ""good old days"" -- chores, woolen underwear, and righteous parents. There were also, of course, moments of enjoyment fishing, hunting, trapping, berrying, birds, bees, local parties, baying, visiting and the glorious Fourth of July. Stories about relatives and town characters, pride and poverty. Meat for family discussions about vanished glories.