is author Bob Fields 11 month old great granddaughter. Inspired by her
birth, he set out to introduce himself to her through stories, not of
his successes in the military or the business worlds, but rather, in his
own childhood where the foundations of his character were formulated.
At age 12, Lyla, when presented with this unique legacy, will come to
know the boy and understand the man he became.
The author has transformed his letters to his great granddaughter into
chapters and takes readers on a guided tour of his early life. His
stories describe family life, playing with friends, sports, unusual
adventures, and aspects of the town of Houlton where he grew up in
northern Maine. Readers will come to know the boy as a risk-taking,
fun-loving, carefree, imaginative youngster. They will also discover
major differences between their culture and my old friend’s way of life.
In spite of generational and societal differences, readers will
understand that the things that really matter in life endure forever.
Life in any generation is no mere accident; it has patterns, purposes,
Readers will appreciate the author’s straight forward and homespun
approach as he interjects emotions and humor into his dialogue. Written
as an expression of love and affection, this novel will encourage
readers to embrace the past and qualities that are essential to living
successfully in any age.
Enjoy the ride as you read this intensely human, heart-warming, loving
account and journey back in time with Lyla.