While observing the childhood of his
grandsons, Joe G. Bax realized that his own
childhood stood in stark contrast to theirs,
and his childhood could never be repeated.
Contemporary children, completely
supervised and engulfed in technology,
could never imagine a childhood of complete
freedom, limited only by the boundaries of
Bax grew up in Meadowbrook, a subdivision
in Houston, Texas. Meadowbrook would best
be described as a neighborhood designed
for the free and unimpeded flow of kids
and dogs. On balance, it was an ordinary
neighborhood of average families. Yet, those
people would make a lasting impression on
the children who were fortunate to grow up
there. Collectively, Meadowbrook rose to
the top as the most influential force in the
development of its children.
Bax walks you back in time. Using his
adolescent voice, he takes you through the
pains and joys of his adolescence, ages 5
to 12, during a much simpler time, 1953
to 1961. Let the author guide you through
a different era, when respect and tolerance
were a given. Discover first hand, how a
young boy actually learned of war, college,
sex and race.
A chronic eavesdropper who relished adult
conversations, Bax will show the reader
the true educational process at work.
Contemporary parents will be amazed at the
geographic freedom of an entire generation.
As you join this stroll down the streets and
alleys of Meadowbrook, be prepared for a lot
of humor, some interesting characters and
more than a few touching moments.