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The Generous Years: Remembrances of a Frontier Boyhood
The Generous Years Remembrances of a Frontier Boyhood Author:Chet Huntley Millions of Americans who know Chet Huntley only as the suave and celebrated television commentator are in for a delightful surprise. — This unique and fascinating book about his boyhood on a Montana farm is a golden harvest of reading entertainment---warm, funny, outrageous, earthy adventures that match anything in fiction. — For those who shared... more » these same growing-up years this book will be an exciting journey back to remembered pleasures. For readers too young to remember for themselves, THE GENEROUS YEARS spins out a new web of old enchantments, the enduring magic of a bygone era that has shaped the American dream.
Chet Huntley remembers when . . .
. . . a ten-year-old boy lay in wait for a bank robber
. . . a prairie fire came close to burning the ranch to the ground
. . . the Fourth of July rocket got loose and flew straight through the door of the power plant
. . . curious Indians peered in the cabin windows at night
. . . an ice cream parlor had the headiest aroma in the world
. . . survival depended on outwitting the locusts, the hailstorms, the drought
. . . three generations could live together with love and laughter
. . . just being young made everything a joyful adventure.« less