BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor native LeRoy Dyer has recently published a book entitled “Bah Hahbah: Growing up in Bar Harbor in the 1940s and 1950s.” Dyer will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of his book.
Throughout the book, his childhood adventures in Acadia National Park and along the Bar Harbor waterfront are set against the backdrop of historic events, providing perspective for his tales of what it was like growing up in Bar Harbor over 60 years ago.
From caddying for the rich and famous and youthful hijinks with his Bar Harbor pals, to Ted Williams, the Red Sox and his firsthand account of the terrible 1947 fire that almost destroyed the town, Dyer’s stories are not to be missed.
A 1952 graduate of Bar Harbor High School and a 1956 Bowdoin College alum, Dyer served as an officer in the US Army, played minor league baseball and then embarked on a 35-year career in education. He and his wife, Joan, a former teacher, have been married for 56 years.
Come say hello to LeRoy at the Jesup and relive some of his Bah Hahbah adventures – and perhaps a few of your own.
This special event is cosponsored by Sherman’s Bookstore. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Jesup that evening with a percentage of sales donated to the library.
Call the library at 288-4245 or email [email protected]