The special town called Saginaw remade itself many times as it grew from hunting ground and trading post into a lumbering, agriculture and manufacturing center. This book is about a Saginaw family and a neighborhood as we lived through the depression, two big wars and the postwar periods. For most of that time money and "things" were scarce, but we had each other and so we managed to have great fun. Despite differences in ethnicity and backgrounds we were very patriotic - not just about our country, but about our schools, town and state. It was a time that will probably never come back: When few people felt the need to lock their doors and there was virtually no violent crime. This book is about that time.