Are you feeling a loss of connection to people? If you feel a longing for points of reference in your life, then you may enjoy the stories contained in this book. I wrote this book from memories of stories told about some of my ancestors, my own growing up, my children's growing up, my visions, and some of the foods my family loved. Included in the stories of my ancestors is the story of my Grandmother's life. When I was five years old she asked me to write it for her. It is done. My family has always been a visionary family. Some of my visions are written here. These stories tell of how we chose to live, work, love and start over. As you read from the pages of my memories, you will experience with my family the hardships, joys, challenges and successes of our ancestors and myself as I grew up, got married and raised our 11 children.