Lena - " I want you to stop asking your grandmother for money you hear me"
Ruth- " You mean you wouldn't marry George if he asked you someday? That pretty rich thing? honey , i knew you was odd
Ruth" They said Saturday and this is just Friday and I hopes to God you ain’t going to get up here first thing this morning and start talking to me ‘bout no money – ‘cause I ‘bout don’t want to hear it."
Walter- "Well, I ain’t got no fifty cents this morning…I don’t care what teacher say. I ain’t got it. Eat your breakfast Travis"
Walter- "…Baby, don’t nothing happen for you in this world ‘less you pay somebody off! "
Walter gave Travis his last fifty cents, forcing him to ask Ruth for money to go to work. This moment reveals a lot about Walter. For one, he's ashamed of his poverty and tries to hide it from his son even when it's totally impractical to do so.