Where the Acorn Falls

Growing up in the suburbs in the ‘50s was a completely different experience than growing up after the year 2000. Just about everything was self-created and directed. We left our house right after breakfast and returned in time for supper. No parent or adult told us what to do to occupy our time. Mostly, they told us what not to do, and we paid little attention to that advice.

Each new adventure took us to its logical or illogical conclusion. Sometimes a lesson was learned, more often than not, the hard way. This is a journey through those experiences, many of which are not repeatable today.

Growing up is mental, and growing older is physical. Both form integral parts of our experiential library. Whether in the late 1800s, mid-1950s, or now, it is the best time to be alive in an ever-changing world.

About the Author

Rip Cunningham grew up around the water and has had a direct connection to a lot of its finned residents. He was the Editor-In-Chief/Publisher/Owner of Salt Water Sportsman, at that time the largest saltwater sport fishing magazine in the world. For the last 50 years, he has written hundreds of articles for a number of titles on fishing techniques, fisheries management and conservation. He continues to be the Conservation Editor of Salt Water Sportsman.

Rip and his wife, North, live part-time along the coast of Maine and part-time in the woods of Massachusetts, where their seven grandchildren command attention.



He writes with so much style and verve that a reader can’t help but envy both his skill with the written word and the life he describes with it.
Charles Gaines

New York Times bestselling author of Pumping Iron

At times light-hearted, at times self-disclosing, Cunningham’s intimate reflections on his road less traveled are filled with love, candor, and life’s inevitable regrets.
Harry Groome

Author of The Best of Families

Where the Acorn Falls is a charming, nostalgic remembrance of simpler times packed with details and fond memories of a life well lived.
Cort Casady

Emmy Award-winning television writer-producer and author of Not Your Father's America

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