New York City. Our hopes and dreams of a better live revolves around this place. Jeannette and Lori plan to leave for this brighter future. Their plan was for Lori to leave after she graduates, graduate college, and then get a place for the both of them. The two of them, including Brian, who was not part of the escape plan but wanted to see his sisters succeed, chipped in whenever he could. Lori would paint posters for people, Jeannette would babysit, and Brian would clear bush for people. Once they had a substantial fund, Rex stole it all, and blamed his kids for not living him. The plan was going to fail, but a teacher that Jeannette was babysitting for, was moving away. Jeannette oranged for the family to take Lori to help them get moved in with their kids, and buy a bus ticket for Lori to go to New York City.