One day Lizabeth and her friends pranked miss Lottie. "Then the rest of the kids let loose with their pepples, storming the flowers wildly and senselessly at Miss Lottie's impotent rage". Lizabeth knew it wasn't the right thing to do but she did it anyway. Afer they pranked miss Lottie, Lizabeth felt horrible because she knew that it wasn't right.
Lizabeth's dad got unemployed. Lizabeth's mom said it was ok cause she was still making an income. Lizabeth then realized that her mom and dad just switched roles in the family and that it will never be the same. She was so upset, she went to Miss Lotties marigolds and destroyed them all. "I leaped furiously into the mounds of marigolds and pulled madly, trampulling and pulling and destroying the perfect yellow blooms".
Lizabeth relized that destroying those marigolds ruined Miss Lotties life in a way. Those marigolds were very important to Miss Lottie and was basically all that she had. Lizabeth may never forget what she did but she learned from her mistakes. "The years have put words to things I knew in that moment, and as I look back upon it, I know that that moment marked the end of innocence".