The death of her grandmother and her grandfather moving across country created some challenges for young Kathryn: ""But grandfather, I can't bear for you to not be living so close and coming for dinner and to play games."" The automobile boom during this time opens some new horizons for Kathryn. But you will mostly enjoy finding out about her real treasures in life. Her time with friends and family are most charming, and you will find yourself wanting to share a memory with Kathryn. Ida Kathryn VanMeter tells you firsthand about her life from ages six to ten, growing up in a small midwestern farming community from 1918 to 1922. The events and the people in Kathryn, A Missouri Girl are real and will come alive for you as Kathryn sheds much light on what life was like during those times. You see life when it was simpler, full of little joys, and get a glimpse of school life through one of her diaries.