Our next excerpt comes from Brother Charles Madden OFM Conv. recollections of his childhood. As the youngest of 11 children, he has some stories! This is a book that in one sense excerpts well as the chapters are short and stand pretty much on their own; but excerpts poorly because as you go through the book you really feel you are getting to know his family and thus the latter stories (or those you re-read) take on more significance-thus a short excerpt doesn't do the whole experience justice.
I am going to give you a taste of these stories over the next few days-this post will remain on top for this short series