The Kaleidoscopic Memoirs of Will Howard


While Will Howard should feel great satisfaction that he is able to document some of the great highlights of a life spent in Talbot County, it will be future local historians who will be the most grateful for his recollections.

Will’s memoirs, which starts in 1936, when his future parents first met at a boarding house on Harrison Street when Will’s father became the manager of the Avalon Theatre at the same time his mom became a public school music teacher, span over the opening of the family-owned bowling alley, the start of the fine dining movement in Easton with the opening of Chambers, the saving of the Avalon, all the way up to the present day.  But he also talks about the darker sides of living on the Eastern Shore with his early news reporting of the Cambridge riots in the 1960s and his own experience with racism in Talbot County when the bowling alley first opened its doors.

Scheduled for release starting this Saturday, October 21, with a book signing at the News Center in Easton, A Kaleidoscopic Memoir has over forty stories that shed a special light on a unique life well lived.

The Spy caught up with Will at Bullitt House last week to share some of those memories with us.

This video is approximately five minutes in length. For more information about A Kaleidoscopic Memoir please go here

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