Cape Cod Summers

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Trafford Publishing, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 200 pages
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Cape Cod Summers and more as envisioned through the perceptive eyes and humorous "wild imagination" of a young boy who grew up and out of his New England childhood short pants as Paul Fithian, and into his Californian long patns as Paul Vaughn.

The poignant pictures Vaughn paints with words jog the memory of many who remember their own youth "on the Cape" during the mid-20th century. Other vignettes are unique to this last of three boys whose family traces back to, at least, the dingy beside the Mayflower.

A boy whose New England heritage was ingrained in his heart and soul enough that he often imagined his Puritan ancestors in their black, buckled hats looking over his shoulder whenever he was doing something not quite right...which was often.

It makes no difference where on the Cape these scenes take place, but only that the Cape melds mentally and physically with this youngster as he struggles to find his own self in his own world.

These Cape images create scenes of a yesteryear bringing smiles, chuckles and outright laughter to those who have also left their hearts on Cape Cod, and to those doing so at this very moment.

 

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Contents

HURRY UP WITH SUMMER
11
BUZZARDS BAY BRIDGE
16
CLYDE
22
MISS CAMP
27
CLAM CHOWDAH AND CANFIELD
31
DORIS DAY MY FIRST LOVE
36
QUAHOGS
40
THE LEWIS CANDY LADIES
44
THE FIREHOUSE AUCTION
115
THE UNDERWEAR GIRL
119
CURT IN THE MIDDLE
126
BLUE CRABS AND ME I mean I
129
GWENdolyn
134
ILL BEE DARNED
138
ROWING
142
OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL
145

FOUND A PEANUT FOUND A OH MY GOSH
52
THE SWEET TOOTH KID
57
MERCUROCHROME AND NOXZEMA
61
ZEROS IN THE SKY
64
THINKING ON THE ROCKS AT WINGS NECK
69
AUNT DOT
75
WALKS AROUND THE ISLAND
80
SCALLOPS
84
ANDY MY BEST FRIEND
87
THE LITTLE RED BOAT TO BASSETTS
94
THOSE NEW YORKERS
102
TWO SIGHTINGS OF LIGHTINGS
106
THE DROPIN RELATIVES
110
SQUEETIG
148
BIG BROTHER PETE
152
THE BLUES ARE COMING
156
MY NOT REAL UNCLE BOB
160
THE CAPE COD CANAL
163
LABOR DAY
168
THE POCASSET GOLF COURSE
173
VICTOR THE JUDGES SON
177
BEACHES ELSEWHERE
181
THE FALMOUTH PLAYHOUSE
186
THE ICE CREAM MAN COMETH
190
HACKING THE VERY LAST SUMMER
195
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