Sargent tells of his family's move to Mesa from Kansas via Los Angeles California. He retired from a career at Salt River Project but also worked as a farmer. Sargent gives great detail of farming operations harvesting processes and irrigation practices in the early and mid 20th century. He discusses various crops and products including dairy almonds citrus and grains. He also recalls the locations of many early farms and farmers such as the Longmores Dobsons and Stapleys. Sargent talks about attending Mesa High School and what kids did for recreation-- sports swimming in the canal 10-cent movies and plays. He also mentions some home remedies and the chores he has as a boy.