Last year's of life at Stillmendow is full of a number of things from daily doings to comments and opinions about current events, family life, and local affairs. It is by an account of how the author and her friend Jill found the 1690 house and of the spell it put upon them, and from January through December, she chronicles the visits of their children, death and her efforts to adjust to that loss. There are stories of her childhood and of her Father's very individual characteristics; of all the dogs and cats; of neighbors and housekeeping; of the town meetings and puppies; of storms and chimneys; of keys and and the market. There are pictures of the changing seasons and inclusions of recipes, there's the problem of mechanical appliances and the joy of out of there is much observation and some philosophical reflection. The whole repeats the constant appeal for her steadfast following.