A Long Way from Chicago
- Joey Alice Dowdel
- Marry Alice Dowdel seven year old girl that goes to Wisconsin Illinoios
- Grandma Dowdel
- Effie Wilcox
Wisconsin Illinois in the summer 1929-1935
The stories involve several vacations with their favorite Grandmother. Two children, Joey and Mary Alice Dowdel, spend time every summer with their resilient grandmother in rural Illinois
There is no real "problem" in this story other than Grandma's compulsive lying, and even this is portrayed in a humorous way.