The following memoir was sent to the Cook Memorial Public Library in the spring of 2004. We initially thought to add it to the books in our Local History Collection, but after reading Mr. Boyd's charming prose we knew it deserved a wider audience. With the permission of the authors we have reproduced the text as an online exhibit and added illustrations using digital copies of vintage postcards from the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society. We hope you'll enjoy reading these memories of "Bud's" growing up years in Libertyville. We have certainly enjoyed making them available to you.