The innocence of youth left Virble filled with rich and wonderful memories of ordinary living done day to day during extraordinary times. Join this six-year-old, can-do, towhead as she shares her growing up years in the Mabry family during the 40s and 50s. Let her bring a smile to your face, or tears to your eyes while she warms your heart. While maintaining an Oklahoma flavor, shell tell with embarrassing candidness of her march to young adulthood in Stockton, California. Learn to drawl like an Okie and accurately use phrases like Sometimes she gits in trouble cuz she fits too soon. Discover the secret to making mud pies when water is short and uncover the significance of finding a button in your piece of birthday cake. Leave the 21st century behind and return with Virble to the small towns of Cedar Creek and Pioneer and Collegeville. Virble Kathleen Mabry Yeadon lives with her husband in San Jose, California. She is mother of three and grandmother of nine young adults. She started life in Oklahoma as Virble, the seventh of eight children of which five survived. She remained the baby of the family when a younger sister died soon after birth. As an adult, Kathy desired to memorialize her childhood for her kids and grandchildren, but as a divorced and working mother for eighteen years, she always ran out of time. When she retired, she registered for an adult writing class. The book you are looking at, started out as a collection of writing assignments, each a vignette covering a cherished childhood memory as seen through the eyes of little Virble or young Kathy. Those short stories delighted other class members and the instructor insisted that she write until a book was in hand.