Susan was born in Lafayette in 1945 and has lived here, or within 5 miles of Lafayette all of her life. In the 1930s, Ina Schmidt, her grandmother, bought property in Lafayette and developed the Lafayette Garden Estates next to what is now El Charro Restaurant. Susan remembers an area of farms, and walnut and fruit orchards. Lafayette was a close community; life was much simpler then and kids had lots of freedom to roam the area. She talks about places in town, of her activities and the gradual changes that began to take place. A fascinating view of life in early Lafayette.