Michael is Nathan's great, great grandson. Michael's family has lived in the same town, and in the same house, for several generations. This book takes a look at what day-to-day life was like for Nathan as a boy in the 1800's and what it is like for Michael today. The reader will see the changes in the house, the town, and even in the environment. The comparisons cover advances in power, construction, light, transportation, communication, education, entertainment, and home life.