This is a story of my life. I hit on the fact that my family was the generation that came to California during the migration of Oakies fleeing the trama of the dust bowl. The hardships they endured. A lot of what is told about that time was relayed to me from my grandmother. Then living with my grandparents and my mother's remarriage to Bill Shultz. Later on my marriage to John Slikker and turning to my art with his blessings. Raising a family and having a life of my own during our 57 years of marriage.