A Rough Patch

A Rough Patch

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Pages 214- 221 The Glass Castle

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  • I need money for the bar since you won't go with me.
  • I'm sorry that I don't want to go, but I guess I could find you some.
  • "Let's Hide it together." (pg. 214) Why don't we put it into the encyclopedia, so neither of us lose it?
  • Dad, what are you doing with moms check, she wanted me to hide it until she gets back?
  • "The next day when I went to rehide the check, it was gone. Dad swore he didn't know what happened to it. I knew he was lying, but I also knew that if I accused him, he'd deny it and there'd be a loud yelling match that wouldn't do me any good." (pg. 214)
  • Rex consistently asked Jeannette for money, and she new it would affect her budget. She could not say no to her father.
  • You're Hired!
  • I'm 17 years old!
  • Rosemary's check from her estate came in, but Rex had waited and took it right from the mailman. They compromised to hide it together.
  • "Who do you think you are?" he asked. "She's your mother."
  • "Dad, Mom's not sick, She's playing hooky," I said, "She has to take her obligations more seriously. She has to grow up a little."
  • Jeanette wanted to go get it to relocate it. Unfortunately, it disappeared and she assumed Rex had taken it. He denied that he took it, so she decided not to bother arguing. 
  • Nobody will ever whip me like that ever again. I'm going to save money and leave as soon as I can. 
  • Jeannette decided to apply for a job because she saw a help wanted sign in the window. She thought she was too young, so she lied to Mr. Becker about her age. He did not trust her, so she stole a watch for about a week, then she decided to return it unnoticed. 
  • Jeannette and her siblings tried to get their mother out of bed for work, but she refused. Jeannette decided to confront her about it and they began to argue. Rosemary decided to wait and tell Rex. Rex became furious and fought with his daughter.
  • Jeanette left the house and walked through the woods. She came to two conclusions. One, she would never let anyone beat her ever again, and two she would save money to leave welch.
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