'And so, this is the world I was born into.'
Polly Simmons Williams, born in 1923, has written a lively memoir of her childhood in North Bennington.
Short Berry Cake recounts family life in the village between the two wars. It is illustrated with a wide selection of photographs.
Above, Polly Simmons, cousins Art & Allen, and her brother Fred.
North Bennington's Upper Main Street, left, in the summer of 1923. Proprietor Pete Panos stands in front of his store. Beyond the A&P, the striped barber pole marks Jack Clark's Barber Shop.
Photographs courtesy of Polly Simmons Willliams.