In this book are the letters of Lottie Jane Haskins and Theodore Burkart, written almost one hundred years ago. At the time the letters begin, Theodore was working in the milling industry in a farm town in western Kansas. Lottie has just moved with her family to urban Wichita.Get caught up in the excitement of the issues of the day:World War I-Lottie's brother is "over there!"Spanish influenza pandemic-the baby next door has it!Women in the workforce-Lottie becomes a Bell Telephone girl!Right to strike-Lottie walks out with the girls!Train and mail-comes four times a day!Have your portrait taken-everyone is getting one!Investments-Liberty Loans or War Stamps?Entertainment-Chautauqua or Epworth League?Many issues keep the narrative lively as Lottie considers whether her new life is more to her liking than the one she could have in her hometown with Theodore. Will Theodore understand, or will he go to war?