McKinley Memories: A memoir of growing up in the American suburbs of the 1950s and 60s

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Coming of age in any time period is challenging, but growing up during the decades between World War II and the start of the Vietnam War was unique. McKinley, a small middle class community in the older suburbs of Philadelphia, PA holds a special place in the author’s heart. Like many towns of its ilk

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Coming of age in any time period is challenging, but growing up during the decades between World War II and the start of the Vietnam War was unique. McKinley, a small middle class community in the older suburbs of Philadelphia, PA holds a special place in the author’s heart. Like many towns of its ilk of that period, it was a mostly self-contained environment where one walked to school or strolled a block or two to the nearest grocery, drug and hardware stores. A simpler time when there were party lines instead of smart phones, children would amuse themselves all day, when not in school, exploring the area parks and woods, and making their own adventures. However, in this memoir Frank “Buddy” Burr, also author of Common Thoughts – Essays and Poems, explores the ups and downs of childhood and adolescence in his engaging style.

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