I Stand Here Ironing


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  • Against societal standards
  • "School was a worry to her. She was not glib or quick in a world where glibness and quickness were easily confused for ability to learn" (295).
  • "I was a young mother, I was a distracted mother" (298).
  • Accepting maternal mistakes
  • Find own way
  • "Let her be. So all that is in her will not BLOOM- but in how many does it" (298).
  • "She fretted about her appearance, thin, and dark and foreign-looking at a time when every little girl was supposed to look or thought she should look like a chubby blonde replica of Shirley Temple" (295).
  • "It was the only way we could be together, the only way I could hold a job" (293).
  • "She is so lovely. Why did you want me to come in at all? Why were you so concerned? She will find her way" (297).
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