Gibbs is so determined to fight in World War II that his father co-signs his enlisting paperwork the day after his high school graduation. His sister, Toots, is left at home to wonder and worry, with her only outlet being the letters that she faithfully writes to Gibbs. Her wit and candor is at times both melancholy and harsh, amusing and scolding. Gibbs carried all the letters home and they were recently discovered in the attic of Gibbs' and Betts' home. We live this tumultuous time period through the eyes of Toots and her writings in 'Lettered in Time'.