Bernard McCann, author of Visitors To My Street, will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café for a book-signing event from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6. A nonprofit community bookstore, Dog Ears is located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.
“The book sets forth stories of my early life in Lackawanna in the 1940s and 1950s,” said McCann. “The world was a very different place during that period. Many services, such as milk, eggs, bread and coal, were delivered right to your home. The number of young children on my street exploded as the Baby Boom was well underway. Life for kids was outside and they interacted with other kids. Games were plentiful and varied. Those of us from that era were the first to experience television and the last to enjoy radio programming. We were the first to fall under the spell of Rock and Roll and the last to still appreciate the Big Band sound. Take a step back in time as I share who and what visited my street, creating the rhythm of daily life in the immediate postwar period.”
A native of Lackawanna, McCann graduated cum laude from Niagara University in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in history, and from Albany Law School with a J.D. in 1968. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army and later received a master’s degree in education from SUNY Albany in 1996. McCann practiced law for 28 years before beginning a 19-year career as a high school social studies teacher, and served one year as interim superintendent of schools. He was also an adjunct professor at both Canisius College and SUNY Plattsburgh. In addition to teaching, McCann served as a high school coach in multiple sports for over 30 years.
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