The bulk of the incidents in this story takes place in 1937 in an unnamed rthwestern state. It is hoped that historic references are as accurate as possible although this is a fictional story. Prices of cars and meals and purchases have been avoided as much as possible. Also avoided are typical salaries or hourly pay rates. And the author admits that some of the decisions key people made would have been nearly impossible to him. But the truth of God's love and how his love works through people is fact, t fiction.