Reminiscences of the author's boyhood in Baltimore that will delight more than the usual Mencken satellites. An enjoyable delight in days past, a mellow recalling of childhood episodes, family affairs, religion, education, picnics, food and many other things, that have their own special flavor. His early capitulation to printing, tales of his father, the livery stable, the anecdotes of the colored people -- the sort of material that appealed to the audience of Life with Father. A gentler, more amiable quality than one would expect from Mencken, but his name will give it space and it's worth it for the content as well. New Yorker readers will recognize parts of it.