Alfred Gerald Caplin was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on September 28, 1909. He grew up to be Al Capp and died in 1979 at the age of 70. For 43 of those years he entertained, fascinated, delighted, repelled, outraged, lauded, insulted and satirized hundreds of people, places…attitudes and conventions. All of this took place in the panels of his daily and Sunday comic strip, “Li’l Abner”. These stories are about happenings in the Caplin family. The images from those early times are vivid and compelling to read.