Chairman of the Bored Author:Edward Streeter Graham Crombie, founder and head of the biggest and best investment counsel company in the country, was being thrown up on the beach, tossed onto the scrap heap, told to run away and play--thanks to the retirement clause in the pension plan that he himself had devised...without, of course, ever thinking it could apply to him. — At home--a large N... more »ew York apartment where the Crombies had lived happily for 30 years--Mrs. Crombie soothed her husband's troubled spirit, and they made hopeful plans. Highfield was the result, an 18th-century farmhouse in the New England hills, a roaring brook, a huge red barn, a terrace facing the sunset--and a cellar where Mr. Crombie, who had never handled a tool in his life, could install his workshop. Gardening, reading, tinkering, long visits from the grandchildren--the future held rich promise.
From the author of Father of the Bride, how--and in what hilarious and poignant particulars--the gods willed otherwise makes this book the most delightful and touching of Edward Streeter's stories.« less