This is the story of my life. I hit on the fact that my family was the generation that came to California during the migration of Oakies fleeing the trauma of the Dust Bowl. This book speaks about the hardships they endured. A lot of what is told about that time was relayed to me by my grandmother. Then living with my grandparents and my mother’s remarriage to Bill Shultz. Later on my marriage to John Slikker and turning to my art with his blessings. Raising a family and having a life of my own during our 57 years of marriage.