The collection tells the story of Mary Margaret Gussett Ewert's life in South Texas. Her family was involved in building the communities of Live Oak and Corpus Christi and her letters describe their activities. Mary Margaret worked as the secretary for the President of Texas A&I University. She later married Dr. William Arthur Ewert and raised a family. She was active in garden and women's clubs, her church and the Red Cross. She met and developed a good friendship with Lyndon Baines Johnson and his family.