"What would Harry do?" is a question
author Sherman Baldwin asks himself
when faced with a difficult decision. Henry
"Harry" deForest Baldwin is his father who
died in 1997 at the age of sixty-six after a
battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,
also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Harry
was a man of character.
This personal memoir captures that
character and the strong values Harry
exhibited to his family and friends during
his lifetime. Harry lived by the credos that
character is what you do when no one's
looking, to do the right thing when faced
with a difficult choice, to be a good friend,
and to persevere when life seems hard.
Growing Up with Harry represents a
touching, insightful, and intensely human
series of stories offering a glimpse of
Harry's life in Roxbury, Connecticut-
from his work as a lawyer, to his love of
dogs, gardening, and the outdoors. The
stories reflect his beliefs in honor, duty,
courage, commitment, honesty, integrity,
persistence, and love of family.
Offering universal life lessons, this
memoir demonstrates that families are a
sum of their stories. Whether the stories
are happy or sad, they have value because
they pass life lessons to the next generations.