HELEN ANN LICHT grew up in Idaho. She graduated from Stanford University. She has two second degrees from the University of California in studio art and art history. She had a long career as a painter with many shows and honors. This book includes writings from the history of her pioneer ancestors to the present day. It mentions her values, her youth, her political involvement, her love of her family and her thoughts for the future. Her first book, The Many Colored Bible showcases her Biblical paintings. Helen Ann is married to Norman, the mother of three grown children, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. This book is dedicated to them.