In pages 129-139 the Walls family sets off on another adventure to Welch. They set off on their adventure in their new oldsmobile the “Piggy Bank Special” which was not even worth the two hundred dollars they spend on it since it kept breaking down during their road trip. They chose Welch because they are going to live with their relatives grandma Erma, grandpa Ted and uncle Stanley. Jeanette pictured her life living with grandma and grandpa Walls as if she would be taken care of the same way grandma Smith had taken care of them. Giving the children hot meals, brushing her hair and lots of fascinating stories. When they arrived Jeannette realized that they got the total opposite. Erma was the head of the household she told everyone what to do and what not to do. The Walls family later on decides to take a tour of Welch which is an coal mining town built in the early 20th century, Rose Mary says that the town has gotten a lot shabbier then when her and Rex were last there. The next day the kids are enrolled in Welch Elementary School where they had some troubles being accepted. They showed up to the school without any school records or birth certificates, Rose Mary decides to tell the principal that the children are “gifted”. The principal decides that Jeanette and Brian need to be put into a special class for kids with learning disabilities after they cant understand the principles accent. On the first day of school Jeanette shows up with some of the buttons torn off her new coat and she is not accepted by the other kids or the teachers at the school, they laugh at her and pick on her at recess. Jeannette is later on beat up by a girl named Dinitia Hewitt and her posse, they call her poor, ugly and dirty. Overall her life in Welch hasn't started off as nice as she pictured it.
he family was driving to go to Welch's to see Rex's parents. On the way there, the car brakes down Rex fixes it just enough to keep going, the hood keeps popping up so they tie it down with a rope. The window stops working so they have to put a garbage bag over the window.
they stop in a parking lot in Muskogee, they wake up to random people standing around their car looking in.
They make it to Welch's, the kids think the house their dad brought them to is a joke and he made a plan with a random family to be their grandparents, this is their first time meeting each other.
The kids are ready for bed sleeping in their uncle Stanly room. there is only one bed so all four kids have to share a bed.
Rose-Mary tries to enroll the kids in an elementary school without any identification, Jeanette tries to explain to him that they are "gifted" he doesn't believe them so they get put into a class with locally developed people.
at school brian and Jeanette are on different schedules, at lunch, Jeanette eats her lunch alone one day she gets bullied by these black girls .