Lizabeth's parents are going out to find work while her and her brother Joey do chores and the go to play with some other kids. Lizabeth is fun and playful right now.
The kids are throwing rocks at them while Miss Lottie is making sure her flowers and good and healthy. Miss Lottie starts to get angry and at this point, both the kids and being immature and rude.
Lizabeth gets angry and runs to the marigolds to rip them out. Miss Lottie sees this happening and just stands there with a sad, angered, and disappointed look. Lizabeth starts to realize that her adulthood has just begun.