Rex kept taking checks from the rest of the family so Jeannette decided to go apply for a job at a jewelry store she saw in town. She lied about her age to get the position but she enjoyed the work. Mr.Becker didn't trust Jeannette , he would always check the diamond display when he came back after leaving Jeannette in the store alone. He thought she would steal them if she could. He never checked the watch display so Jeannette stole one of them. Later however, she returned it. In, August, Lori came back from camp very happy. Lori began to realize that if she could get away from the family and Welsh, she might be able to be happy and Jeannette agreed. Rosemary quit her teaching job after she returned from renewing her degree. She wanted to focus on her art career.
Becker's Jewel Box
I had always wanted a watch. Unlike diamonds, watches were practical. (Walls, pg. 136)
Jeannette goes to apply to a jewelry store she saw in town. She lies about her age to get the position and is earning 40 dollars a week.
Everyone assumed I was a normal person, it was weird. (Walls, pg.137)
Jeannette enjoys the work at the store. She enjoyed watching happy people buy pretty jewelry. There were plenty of customers and when times were slow Jeannette and Mr.Becker would watch the Watergate hearings on tv.
Mr.Becker didn't trust Jeannette. He would check the diamond display when he left her alone in the store. Jeannette realized that he never checked the watch display and she thought they were more practical and stole one. But later returned it.
Lori comes home from camp in August. She loved her time there and shared her memories with Jeannette.
Lori told Jeannette about the hot showers, the meals, and all the friends she made at camp. Lori was so happy to be away from the family and experience something new and happy.
Lori tells Jeanette that she realized that if she could get away from the family and out of Welsh she might be able to be happy and live a good life. Jeannette agrees with her.
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