This book is taken from a series of stories written by Dorothea Hess Stratton as a memoir as part of a memoir class. In 1984 she took a a class sponsored by the Iowa Writers' Workshop, hosted by Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. This story was one of many Dorothea wrote as part of this class.
Jacqueline Stratton is a psychotherapist and artist who lives in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Dorothea Stratton is a retired farm wife and teacher who now lives with her son and his family in Ankeny, Iowa.