The authors of this book span five generations of Americans. As with all families, some people write, some people sing, some people express their faith through art, and some people reveal God's love in their caring for others. This book is a compilation of poetry and prose focusing on the every day life and faith, trials and successes, and meaning of family. Through these generations, the family has maintained its roots in the Midwest, where George Smith opened Smith's New Cass Hotel in Detroit, offering rooms for $1.00 per day and giving advice on how to spend a pleasant day in Detroit for 33 cents. Here Rose Plumb lived to be 104 years old. Children have been born and buried. Families have grown, celebrating their triumphs and supporting each other during difficult times. Cousins have grown up together. People have laughed and cried, loved and lived, and most of all, celebrated the God who made everything possible. The voices in this book are the words of children, the expressions of teenagers, the voices of adults, and the wisdom of the aging. They are the cries of delight, the wails of despair, the laughter of the absurd, and the celebration of family.