The narrator is spending the summer with Grandma Del in the country side. This scene depicts the narrator admiring grandma Del's house even though she doesn't have electricity.
The narrator spend the next summer at Grandma Elaine in the town who was fashionable. Grandma Elaine tells her instead of Grandma call her Towser, and then insults Grandma Del because the Narrator Quotes one of her sayings.
The narrator helps her best friend from the country,Pearlie with her house chores. This scene shows the narrator helping Pearlie fetch water to cook.
As the narrator gets older she complains about everything and how boring her holiday with Grandma Del is .She didn't like to spend time in the country area anymore. This scene depicts the narrator and Grandma Del having an arguement.
Maureen, the narrator's cousin from Clearwater, feels that the narrator is not fit to play with her because of her father's ethnicity. This make the narrator feel that she is not beautiful and she wishes to have straight hair as Maureen.
The narrator knows that Grandma Del is getting old and is all alone but doesn't want to sacrifice her lifestyle to spend time in the country.She complains that grandma Del condemns her heals,lip gloss etc.She feels grandma Del wouldn't miss her.