This is a series of light and mostly humorous vignettes that narrate incidents and activities in my life from birth till high school graduation. Included are: some purely legendary genealogy; how I got my name because I was expected to die momentarily at birth and had to be christened immediately; how I used my imagination and memories of fairy tales to read Nana the fine print in the newspaper; how, in the 1930s, my grandmother became Vice President of a small pharmaceutical firm; how I used the public library without supervision, much less guidance; how I survived grammar school and learned to outrun the bullies; how my boy scout patrol went to the Camporee on the street car; how I went to the 1939 World Fair in New York City and appeared on television; how I learned to dance and wrestle, not quite at the same time; how I sat on the fender as we drove down Charles St. and helped Roy tune his Model A Ford; how I ushered, took tickets, and ran the elevator in a downtown theater, so well that I was offered a job as assistant manager; how I carried a spear in Aida, a gun in Carmen, and hors d'oeuvres in Rigoletto; how I met my future wife at a high school debate; how I embarrassed the history teacher by winning a history contest; and many more.
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About the Author
After retiring from the Navy in 1976 and after completing a Ph.D. degree from Catholic University in Washington, DC, he worked in academic positions and then in industry as Chief Computer Scientist for General Physics Corporation. He retired at 70 from the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA, and has since devoted himself to playing with grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as writing memoirs and poems.