A father, remote enough from the immediate issues which provide the substance for this delightfully sentimental reminiscence, looks back fondly on the antics of the young of his family, now grown up and away from the parental arm. Two hours of laughter, tears and beguilment are provided in this charming book. Full of humorous anecdotes, which could occur only in a family of numerous children, with a tolerant father, this abounds in an enduring blend of irate understanding and comparative recall. The folksy style (granted, at times too folksy) hides in part the father's sensitivity, wisdom and love, through a succession of accounts of hilarious family incidents, spiced with nostalgically sincere philosophy. After a surfeit of such memoirs from Mom's point of view, this comes as a relief and manages to hold its own. Other fathers- suffering or not- please note.