Mr. Kirtland

Hide and Seek with Pencil Proxies My grandfather was a businessman. He started his career as a lineman for Connecticut Light and Power, but moved naturally into sales. During the Rural Electrification project prior to…

Malloy’s 5 & 10

Where I Spent More Time Than Money Mr. Malloy was long gone when I used to frequent his 5 & 10 cent store. Perhaps there was a Malloy in the store when my mother went…

Bobby

A boy needs a leader when looking for trouble. My friend Jonathan and I knew Bobby. We would see him with his dog, Poochie, going by on the sidewalk or walking to school. He seemed…

Jonathan

Boyhood & Best Friends It is hard for me to remember exactly. I was about to turn four. My parents and I had our Christmas and home and visited both sets of grandparents, but in…

Army Men

Boys at Play My father’s parents lived in an amazing spot. When first married, they had lived in an upstairs apartment in North Haven. But with two growing boys, they were ready to get out…