Honey, it's okay. You did amazing when you had money. You're trying your best.
*sobbing*I don't have a job. What kind of man eats a woman's food?!
Here, Lizabeth is ruining Miss Lottie's marigolds with her brother. This is an act of childishness that she does after some consideration. She doesn't necessarily feel like doing it at first, but then she wants to be like her other friends. She takes the first shot at the marigolds and then her brother and friends join in. But, right after she did it she felt ashamed. She says the child in her said it was for fun, but the woman in her felt bad.
She can hear her parents talking. Her dad is sobbing. She is confused because her dad is supposed to be the strong one in the family. She was scared about what would happen to their family and where she fit into their family. She felt very alone so she woke up Joey (her brother).
Lizabeth ruined Miss Lottie's marigolds. The reason she took out her anger on then was because they were different. They were beautiful. This was the event that changed her from a child to a woman. Miss Lottie poured her love and passion into the marigolds. They were the one thing she was proud of in life. And they were ruined in seconds. She never replanted marigolds. Lizabeth never forgot Miss Lottie or the marigolds.