This book starts at the funeral of her father, Eddie Gravitt. She is talking with his spirit and recalling the days of her youth. You can feel her grief and sadness as she recalls the days of her childhood and that of her siblings growing up in rural Missouri in the forties and fifties. You will feel the trauma of a poor family trying to survive the depression. She describes all the hardships and the love for her family and her parents. She shows immense pride in her father. He never gave up trying to support his family, though his job skills were limited by not being able to read or write. She tells how he became one of the most respected antique dealers in Missouri. This book is the actual story of a family's hardships. It is not fiction.