Like most of us the author did not appreciate his parents until he was grown and a parent himself. For his father's eightieth birthday he wrote him a letter which gave detailed expression to his gratitude. This letter was the beginning point of this book. He thanks his father for sharing his enthusiasms, giving him a sense of stability during the chaos of growing up, teaching him to play and laugh, and always believing in his worth.
Because of his gift for pairing antique images with words the author was able to reinforce his thoughts with imagery.
This is an ideal gift from either sons or daughters for Father's Day, a father's birthday, a new father or anytime one wishes to say "thank you."