Team and her co-author, Beverly Smirnis, tried to lovingly portray people that lived in Marshalltown, as well as give the reader an understanding of
what it was like to live in a small town during the Great Depression. Team and Smirnis doctored-up their escapades and added characters similar to the
ones who lived in the town. However, the real Anna was wise beyond her years and was loved by all in the town, very much like the woman portrayed
in these pages.