This book began as a letter to her daughter in answer to some specific questions about the old days. The author was encouraged to expand the letter into this delightful memoir that not only will engage her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, when they are old enough to enjoy it, but is universal enough in scope to inspire anyone who has ever had to meet some difficult challenges.
Not many of us will ever have to buy our own cow to feed four youngsters under the age of five or grow and can our own food to keep from going hungry, or wait ten years for our husband to finally land a real job. During the Great Depression the author had to subsist on her wits and creativity. Like the time in 1939 when her over-generous husband invited a traveling wayfarer with an expensive camera and a German accent to share the old Virginia farmhouse which, unbeknownst to the author, was near a secret government facility She finally figured out he was a German spy.