Many of the stories in Tell Me Again, Grampa are based on experiences as a child growing up in Chatham, Massachusetts-which, at the time, was a fishing village. Other stories are memories from the late 1930s to the early 1940s when we lived in a fishing shanty on Monomoy Point close to the Coast Guard station during the summertime. In addition, some are stories told to me by my grandfather.
All are experiences and memories of days when life was simpler, when family shared the work of running a farm and family was the center of our lives. We wandered the fields and explored the woods and waterways. How I wish that my grandchildren had the freedom to experience the outdoors as I did!