Books: by Title: Lockport Boy
a memoir of a magical time and place
by Frank Bredell, who was born and grew up in Lockport, New York, is a book you'll read and cherish. It's about growing up in the 1930's and 40's in a place where it was safe for a boy to roam the city and where the exploits of the Waterman Street Gang were exceeded only by the imaginations of its 10-year-old members. Here's what early reviewers have said about Lockport Boy:
Even if you didn't grow up in Lockport, you'll enjoy the true stories of weird and wonderful teachers, the cat that almost ruined Christmas, "smoking" twigs and how a 30-mile trip to Buffalo was an almost unbelievable adventure.