Melby's parents were school teachers during the winter months, leaving for Wisconsin as soon as school ended in order to get the golf course up and running. Summers were spent repairing, repainting, and assisting customers.
Melby's memoir is arranged in chapters that describe each hole, and I could visualize the windmill, the pendulum, and various other hazards common to mini golf courses the world over. She recalls various high points and anecdotes from these summers, as she and her sisters were expected to be a part of the work force at Tom Thumb.
The girls are done golfing
Mini golf courses are a bit of Americana, and Melby's memoir shares how her family played a part in the history of what was once one of this country's favorite past-times.