It is really interesting to see what Ray Bradbury's focus was about later on in his very long life. It all makes sense of course, an old love story, a long and enduring marriage, haunting memories from past wars, time-travellers, real or invented. The theme for this book was time that has passed, it is an homage to things long gone. I think the older Ray got the cheekier he became too (the story Junior being an excellent example of that! Only Ray would write a story about an eighty-two year old man's erection), and of course the man who discovered that his childhood fear of the bogeyman was not so unfounded after all, when he decided to go back and confront that fear. Cheeky!