Colleen Miller grew up in her parents' motel in Durango, Colorado, during the 1950s and 1960s. A tourist town in the southwestern corner of the state, alive with people from all over the world during the summer, it became an isolated, typical small western town the rest of the year. These are stories from her childhood, filled with the hilarious, larger-than-life characters that populated her family and the town they lived in. Told in the words of a precocious child who doesn't miss a thing, Colleen's childself has the courage to "say it like it is", telling anyone who will listen what she thinks about everything. Her hope is that her stories will spark similar memories in those who her read her stories, helping them remember, perhaps find some laughter,wisdom and compassion for themselves.