Alden Matthews, retired in Florida,. joined a personal life history writing group and began writing essays as Uncle Matt, joining current events with memories in Uncle Matt's Now and Then. In response to the urging of family and friends he began to recast his memories in chronological order to form this book. The result is a tale of three worlds as he experienced them over a period of some 85 years. It is published with considerable hesitancy now, but in the hope that it will encourage others to go and do likewise. The reader is urged to find and join his or her own writing group and share the memories that mean the most.