For anyone who has ever had a special place where childhood vacations were spent, Castle Park will awaken memories of summers past. Now in his eighties, Sam Hair reflects upon his life and memories up until the end of his service as a Navy pilot in World War II. His recollections begin as a boy, during his family's summers at a Michigan resort called Castle Park, a spot to which he would faithfully return for the next half century. The author traces his boyhood rites of passage, from the innocence of learning to swim in nearby lakes, to the more mature-hitching rides on a rakish waiter's Duesenberg roadster, sneaking (in the nude!) up to a girl's camp and getting drunk for the first time. Grounded as he was in the comforts of rural life, Hair became a park ranger in Colorado during the summers between his years at the University of Chicago. He fondly recalls the colorful men and women he encountered in the Rockies, as well as students and teachers from his college days who became long-lasting friends. A wonderful, joyous book, Castle Park is told with gentle wit and much compassion.
|Publisher:||Creative Arts Book Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)|
Table of Contents
|III.||Rocky Mountain National Park||54|
|VI.||Finis Origine Pendet||129|