"Do you realize you are going back fifty years in progress?" That's what my father-in-law, 'Pop' Troost, asked my husband, Bill, and me, as we pulled up our roots from a comfortable three-bedroom ranch home in New Jersey. With our five young children we did just that We planted those roots 200 miles north in the western slopes of the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. An old, three story, ten room farmhouse that hadn't been lived in for a couple of years became our 'new' home. Out in the middle of nowhere, the kids had a few hundred acres to romp in, as we became used to living the life of 'the olden times.' This vacationland has given me many memorable moments. Some unexpected, some exasperating, some comical, some heart wrenching. As you read between the lines, you will find God in the whole mix.