Read how life during this interesting time of human history was seen through the eyes of a girl born in 1916 and died in 2004, a span of 88 years. There was the great depression and World War 2. The setting is in the midwest namely Missouri starting in Esther Missouri to St. Louis then to the close knit community of Grassy Hollow Missouri where Bess lived till her marriage to Lilburn Eye. She started the book at age 80. She had amazing recall of her life in great detail including dates and times. She was sensitive to all situations and events she encountered. How they lived and moved around seeking a living. The communities worked together to help survive the hard times. They let no one go without food on their table by sharing what they had among their community.