Wax Lips & White Bucks: Looking Back at What We Did. This book is an illustration in cartoons of what life was like growing up in a much different America, where the author states that: I hope that you have enjoyed this book about the things I remember growing up as a kid in the late '40s and early 50s. For some kids these were the most wonderful and simple times. We played street games 'till dusk. Mom was always home. Doors were never locked and on Halloween we went trick or treating for blocks without a parent escort. Dennis Adler's reflections in this book include running boards on automobiles, flattening pennies on a train track, haircuts, shoes, May baskets, tar chewing, wax lips, Cowboys and Indians, telephone gags, and a myriad of the innocent fun that was growing up in the late '40s and the 1950s before television, when America was at peace with the world and themselves; even though there was that police action in Asia called the Korean War.