From the first paragraph to the very last this is a story you will live, not just read. Eldon Archer's writing skills enmesh the reader in his writings as so eloquently proven in Slices of Eden. The reader will relive his youth on a little farm South of Norton, Kansas. The reader will be transformed from today's escalating electronic age, plagued with chaos, to a simple but exciting jam-packed life the author lived. It has humor, tragedy, life's lessons, history, and the importance of the family. There were a lot of hardships, but they are offset by days of riding a Shetland pony at full gallop, cane-pole fishing in the Prairie Dog creek, bike riding, often precariously, swimming, exciting nights on the ice playing shinny. The reader will actually hear the crunch of snow as Eldon and his best friend, his dad, took nightly winter walks under a brilliant star encrusted sky. This book will never become outdated. This sliver of Americana will be enjoyed for generations ad infinitum. This book will not gather dust on a book shelf as it be re-read many times and will be passed around to others.