The chapter provides a background assessment of Southern California where the author grew. The author goes ahead to affirm that her people are from Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas. In addition, it is affirmed that she has roots from the Irish, and the Scottish descents which proves that she is from an origin of strong, proud, and conservative individuals who are deeply entrenched in their religion, and culture. This implies that the individuals were deeply confined in their space, and had little knowledge of the surrounding environment beyond the ten-mile circumference. With this, the author tries to showcase that the community had not interacted with other cultures beyond their borders, and instead admitted those individuals who acted, and did what they understood. Thus, this can be observed as the key reason why she shares the story of when she first visited Disneyland to play the clarinet with no member of her family. From this experience, and other experiences with her husband, Dave, she believes that human beings need to diversify, and get in touch with other people from different cultural backgrounds.