Author Laurie Hennicker recounts heartwarming New York City childhood memories of how her struggling immigrant family found perpetual joy and contentment amid the Great Depression. Her tender childhood stories of the joy of living with unconditional love will give any funny bone an irresistible tickle! The secret she shares in this heart-lifting book is simple—unconditional love still works, even in the twenty-first century. Laurie Burns Hennicker (1917–1998) was born to an immigrant family in 1917 in New York and came of age during the difficult years of the Great Depression. Before World War II, she tutored French and worked as a successful fashion model. After Pearl Harbor, she enlisted in the Marines only to learn that she was pregnant with her first child. Undeterred, she went to work for British Intelligence in New York City. Following the war, she held several key executive positions until moving to the West Coast in 1950 to raise her children. An incurable optimist, she shared her empowering childhood memories (which appear in this book) with her three children and many friends.