by Bob Artley
These are tales of Christmas past as only artist and “former kid” Bob Artley can paint them. With fond reminiscences and nostalgic watercolor cartoons and his characteristic humor and insight, Bob takes us back to holiday life on the farm.
Artley takes the reader to a long-ago Christmas where we join the family at Grandma’s house, celebrate the season at the country school pageant, shop for presents in a country general store, and learn the secrets of Dad’s workshop. Artley’s reminiscences are like a Christmas card filled with goodwill in which he shares his warmest memories making our own Christmas better. This is a great gift for older relatives who like to remember the past, and for younger ones who want to learn about life in the 1930s through the 1950s.