Strauch begins by telling of her father's journey to Salt Lake City Utah where she grew up. She talks about her brother who was a successful anthropologist. Strauch tells the story of her husband Don traveling through the West to find a place to live with good weather. She tells of following him to Mesa Arizona where he started a very successful printing and stationery business. Strauch talks about the family business which later included a gift shop and how she balanced work and family. She mentions several people that have been longtime friends of hers. She discusses how Mesa has grown since WWII and the effects of the Williams Field and Falcon Field airports on Mesa's development. She recalls her first ride in an open-cockpit biplane.