Do We Have to Go There Again?!?
by David Stiklaitis
Do We Have to Go ThereAgain?!? recounts the authors memories of visiting his parents hometown of Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania, in the 1950s and 60s. As a member of the Baby Boom generation, Mr. Stiklaitis came to appreciate the unique characteristics of his childhood, shaped in many ways by the multi-generational relationships he formed. Here, he details the lives of two families, intertwined through marriage and connected by the sense of community that grew up around American immigrants of the time. His vivid memories paint a portrait of the period, one filled with treasured icons, solid furniture, and loving relatives. Do We Have to Go ThereAgain?!? reflects the experiences of a particular time, but it also encourages readers to cultivate and treasure their own memories and to appreciate how the connections of our youth shape our adult lives.
About the Author: David J. Stiklaitis is a graduate of Penn State University and has lived for most of his life in Pennsylvania. He has worked for many years with the older population. He enjoys art, antiques, trivia, and vacations to unique and quirky destinations. Mr. Stiklaitis is a devoted animal lover and a landscape artist. He continues to relish the joys of small town living.
(2015, Paperback, 42 pages)