I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Chapter 8

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  • YOU CAN'T HAVE VANILLA ICE CREAM!!!
  • Waste not, want not.
  • 15 LB. CAN POWDERED MILK IS WORTH 50¢ IN TRADE 15 LB. CAN OF POWDERED EGGS IS WORTH $1.00 IN TRADE 10 #2 CANS OF MACKEREL IS WORTH $1.00 IN TRADE
  • "People in Stamps used to say that whites in our town were so prejudiced that a Negro couldn't buy vanilla ice cream" (Angelou 49).
  • Yes, let me go get some for the two of you.
  • Can we have some peanut butter and crackers please?
  • "She made my school dresses, under slips, bloomers, handkerchiefs, Bailey's shirts, shorts, her aprons, house dresses and waists from the rolls shipped to Stamps by Sears and Roebuck" (Angelou 50).
  • But I thought they were dead...
  • "She was trying to find a way to keep her business going, although her costumers had no money" (Angelou 51).
  • You children are so ungrateful!
  • "We were always given enough to eat, but we both hated the lumpy milk and mushy eggs, and sometimes we'd stop off at the house of one of the poorer families to get some peanut butter and crackers" (Angelou 51).
  • "I didn't know if he had also told himself they were dead and had been rudely awakened to the truth or whether he was just feeling lonely" (Angelou 52).
  • "You children are the most ungrateful things I have ever seen. You think your momma and poppa went to all the trouble to send you these nice play pretties to make you go out in the cold and cry?" (Angelou 53).
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