Mr Hobbs' Vacation Author:Edward Streeter Mr. Hobbs, a normally frustrated but reasonably successful businessman, had been looking forward to his vacation with eagerness. Mrs. Hobbs had selected, sight unseen, a large, old house by the sea which could accommodate not only Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs and Kate, but also their two married daughters, their only half-understood sons-in-law and--most ... more »important of all--their three beloved grandchildren.
For months ahead Mr. Hobbs had daydreamed of the pleasures that would be his and the many things he would do. But, somehow, when the time arrived, affairs did not turn out as he anticipated. His grandchildren were either sleeping or eating. His daughters were involved in their own pursuits. His sons-in-law baffled him. The business of living kept getting in his way--the problem of hot water, the demands of hospitality, garbage disposal. A man who worshiped order, Mr. Hobbs found himself existing in the midst of what seemed to him unbelievable chaos.« less