Most of the stories are from the time of transition from Palestine to Israel (forties and fifties) but although the big deeds are in the background they hardly play any role in the narratives. What I tried to do is to render through presumed trivia the feel of the place, the emotions and maybe even the smell of those days in which Israel was so different from what it has turned to be. I do it through personal stories but my own role in them is that of a pointer and mainly an excuse to depict the ambience of the time and the place.