The following memoir was sent to
the Cook Memorial Public Library in the spring of 2004. We initially thought
to add it to the books in our Local History Collection, but after reading Mr.
Boyd's charming prose we knew it deserved a wider audience. With the permission
of the authors we have reproduced the text as a web page and added illustrations
using digital copies of vintage postcards from the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical
Society. We have also added an index to every name and
business mentioned in the text. We hope you'll enjoy reading these memories
of "Bud's" growing up years in Libertyville. We have certainly enjoyed
making them available to you.