Stewart Coffin grew up at his old family homestead in North Amherst, Massachusetts, around which these stories are centered. The Comins family roots on his mother’s side go back to the late 1700s in the Amherst Area.
For his father, R.L. Coffin, photography was both a profession and lifetime hobby. Some of his photos of the natural history and landscapes of the surrounding countryside, and their accompanying stories as recounted by the author, are beginning to sound like ancient history in these changing times.