Marilyn Mahan takes us on her life journey from Salinas, California to many points throughout the world. In her vignettes she describes what she calls an ordinary person experiencing a lot of extraordinary events. On reading glimpses of her life, you might well conclude that she's much more than an ordinary person after all. Written with candor, whimsy, and a bit of irony, her vignettes are sure to entertain and inform you. I was born May 5, 1928. I grew up in Salinas, California which is the county seat for Monterey County. Historically I grew up in the depression, through World War II, all of Franklin Roosevelt's presidencies, the atomic bomb, the Korean War, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. She describes her journey along a path that's her own.