- ("Once there was a young pathfinder who gained such a reputation for excellence in her craft that she was called in to see the High King...")
- "A year ago I waited, very impatiently, for a plane to land at Bradley Airport. On board would be my big sister, whom I hadn't set eyes on in 46 years! Shirley was the first child of our father's first family. And I was the first child of his second family born 20 years later. We had grown up in different parts of the country..."
- ("Margaret Tayler Yates was a Navy wife, who was living in the Pearl Harbor area at the time of the Japanese attack in 1941. For more than a year before that, she'd been bed-ridden due to a heart condition....")
- ("John Cheever talked about how his brother was one of those who always looked at the negative side of things. Life was always hard for him..." and other illustrations)