The book describes the recollections of the author, Harold Riechers, starting in the mid 1930s and extending through the end of the year 2002. The authors early years were spent on a family farm in north-central Kansas. He describes family life on the farm during those difficult depression years, including both fun times and sad times.
The author recalls interesting and unusual incidents that happened during his grade school and high school years in a rural Kansas community. After high school he attended college on a football scholarship. He recalls a number of amusing incidents that happened while he lived in a football dormitory. Later, he married his high school sweetheart and they began a promising future together. The author describes his devastation when his young wife suddenly becomes ill with cancer and dies, leaving him to raise three young children by himself.
After raising his children to adulthood, he married again and began a new phase of his life. The book will be interesting to both youth and adults. Youth will be intrigued by the authors childhood activities on a family farm and adults will enjoy reminiscing about the "good old days" of their own youth.