When author John Caulfield was younger, he cut the grass using an old, temperamental, self-propelled hand mower. Now, this eighty-five-year-old husband, father, and grandfather uses a riding lawn mower. A lot has changed in the years in between. In Short Stories, Caulfield shares a collection of short stories, with some embellishments, that offer glimpses from his long-lived life as well as other imaginative anecdotes and tall tales.
From a group of close-knit boys growing up together in Queens, New York, during World II, to a story about the importance of an old fruitcake tin and the Boy Scouts, to memories of eating a Nathan’s hot dog on Coney Island, Short Stories offers an eclectic compilation of narratives told from the author’s unique perspective.
Filled with humor and detail, the tales present a lighter look at life and take a trip back in time.