A fairly comfortable hop, skip and jump through the Throckmorton family from the '90's to the present day which gives all the high spots of a large, loyal relationship filled in with plenty of domestic detail. Bram and his utterly perfect wife, Lizzie, and their children together with assorted relatives provide plenty of drama and household happenings in the fortunes of their lives. Lizzie's death keeps the family tied together, and the oldest daughter Maggie follows in her footsteps in becoming another perfect mother. Dean makes the best of marriage to a French cousin, Liza wins through to a happy marriage in spite of a murder trial, Lizzie's own sister Bobbie regains her husband in spite of a step-daughter's spitefulness, and even Amelia who sank pretty far in her desire to be an actress achieves success in the moving pictures in her middle age. All the better soap opera ingredients for just that audience.