Growing Up In Libertyville in the Thirties and Forties
As an adult I've been in all but two of the continental states. While in the army I was stationed in seven states and have now lived in seven states after leaving Illinois and hope to close a circle by retiring in California. I've wondered what some of those areas and neighborhoods were like forty or fifty years ago and what it would have been like to grow up in them.


On infrequent visits to Libertyville I've wondered what it would have been like to have stayed. A fair number of people I know did stay, including Don, my brother. Would staying there, or anyplace, influence your memories or views of today? I don't know and don't know how to go about finding out.


Marcel Proust demonstrated at length how complex memory can be, how elusive and generative. That came home to me during the work on this remembrance of things past. What is here is as accurate and truthful as I could make it.
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