“We wandered the fields and explored the woods and waterways,” he says. “How I wish that my grandchildren had the freedom to experience the outdoors as I did.”
Barton, MS (PRWEB) September 05, 2013
In his second book, “Tell Me Again Grampa” (published by Trafford Publishing), octogenarian author Merrill Phillips looks back at his life, offering readers a nostalgic glimpse into what it was like growing up in what is now a distant moment in U.S. history.
Many of the stories in “Tell Me Again Grampa” draw from Phillips’ experiences as a child growing up in Chatham, Mass., which, at the time, was a fishing village. Other stories capture his memories from the late 1930s to the early 1940s, when he and his family lived in a fishing shanty on Monomoy Point close to the U.S. Coast Guard station during the summertime. “In addition, some are stories told to me by my grandfather,” explains Phillips.
Phillips looks at his childhood experiences as examples of days when life was simpler, when family shared the work of running a farm and family was the center of life. “We wandered the fields and explored the woods and waterways,” he says. “How I wish that my grandchildren had the freedom to experience the outdoors as I did.”
An excerpt from “Tell Me Again Grampa”:
“The whole family stayed in camp that day and played games and napped. Occasionally the boys ventured outside and stood on one of the sand dunes. They could feel the force of the wind and salt spray as it hit their face even this far from outer beach. Most of the time they were content to do nothing, just listen to the wind as it howled and shook the camp.”
About the Author
Merrill Phillips was born and raised in Chatham, Mass. He served as an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and he worked in plumbing and heating after being discharged in 1946. Phillips, a father of three adult children, lives and writes in Barton, Mo. He is also the author of 2012’s “My Calling.”
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