Donald H. Brown is a retired United Methodist Pastor. Growing up in Allendale, N. J. in the 1930’s and 1940’s, Don knew what it was like to grow up in “small town USA”. In this brief memoir, he writes of how the closing years of the Great Depression and World War II years provided the milieu in which his boyhood was shaped and experienced In addition to his vocation as a clergyman, Don’s drawing and painting have been an ongoing avocation of his. The tension between his call to ministry and his love of art is a persistent theme thoughout his memoir. Don, and his wife Gail, have 4 children and 12 grandchildren, for whom this memoir was written. He currently resides in his home town of Allendale, N. J..