In these stories Grandpa Bill sets sail to find treasure in troubled waters.
Lessons in survival that every boy should know.
Some events change your way of looking at the world.
A session in which my family and I test my hasty theory . . . can it fly? and the result.
This may have happened to you. A careless accident resulting from haste set me to reflect on life.
This episode is a cautionary tale for young scientists. Some discoveries are dangerous or lead to trouble . . .
There is no substitute for experience. A Summer job can teach you a lot, or so I concluded.
Working as a paper boy gave way to a more serious job and the excitement of working for Slattery's Pharmacy.
Reflections on memory and my first job
Not everyone has your best interests at heart.
Do you believe in magic? This is the story of how magic entered my life.
A time it was good to do one of those matters that had been put off . . . til someday.
In the The Fox and the Crow, the sly fox demonstrates how it is done. In The Mouse and The Lion the clever mouse repays a favor.
The ancient story of the race between the hare and the tortoise. The wise old story of the cat's discussion of how to put a bell on the cat.
A story for a cold and nasty day
Memories of a family vacation that now seems as if it was in another world.
So here it is revealed that I was not always a model child.
Early memories of breakfast oatmeal call up scenes from childhood
Grandpa Bill describes his house and old neighborhood on the far south side of Chicago.
A story about asking for help from Grandpa Bill.