Down the Creek is a memoir. The stories that have been in my mind since childhood. The first pages, written on yellow-lined legal pads, were first penned more than tirty years ago. Through the years I graduated from handwriting to a portable Smith Corona typewriter and finally arrived a few years ago into the modern world of techlogy and began using the computer. How I ever managed to handwrite or use a typewriter is w beyond my imagination. My story is based on my maternal grandmother's life and that of her nine children. I was always fascinated by the stories I heard through the years. Some of the later ones I personally witnessed. I always felt that one day I must write it all down. This book is fiction based on true stories. Names of people and many of the geographic areas have been changed. Dates and events have been moved at the writer's discretion to make the story more readable. However, the skeleton of the story is very accurate. Many small details are simply from the writer's imagination, written the way I thought those actual events would have or should have occurred.