How does one leapfrog years in the telling of a story as seemlessly as possible? Let's say, not completely accurate but close enough, that I have a sporadically written in diary, put together by someone who died in 1964 along with some facts about her childhood. Every piece is important, even those that I have from her childhood as they explain so many of the actions and behaviors in her adulthood. I am trying to tell her story but there are a large number of gaps. I can suppose that nothing much happens between 1938-1942 and 1954-1958 for instance, but how to I simply skip over these periods without getting my audience to say, "wtf"?