Louiva Stapleton describes her life from her birth in 1913 until August of 1995. Born in Colbran Colorado Louiva illustrates her family background and explains how she and her three sisters ended up moving to Aspen CO to live with her great aunt Mary Ella Stallard in 1921. Furthermore Louiva illustrates Aspen the Stallard House and her difficult childhood growing up in the Stallard household. Furthermore Louiva discusses her marriage to William Stapleton after graduating from highschool in 1932. Finally Louiva describes her married life with four children and the changes that have happened in Aspen since her early childhood.