Jeannette felt bad for Maureen, she did not know anything about the place she was born. Jeannette would tell her about all the time. Each time, Maureen wanted to see it more and more. Rose Mary and Rex never really raised Maureen properly, she was being raised by religious coots.
Rose Mary needed to renew her teaching certificate, so she went back to school. SHe left Jeannette two hundred dollars for food and bills. Rex would ask Jeannette for money, after each time he would ask for more. He said he would pay the money back, so they went on a business trip. Rex and Jeannette went to a bar, Jeannette met a guy named Robbie. Dad got eighty dollars out him, Robbie got super drunk and tried to rape Jeannette. Jeannette told Rex and he did not do anything about it.
"Tell me again about California!" (Walls 206)
"Mom had to spend eight weeks in Charleston, taking college classes to renew her teaching certificate." (Walls 209)
"Hon, I need some money..." (Walls 209)
Maureen would always ask about California and Jeannette would tell her. Although Maureen was born there, she does not remember it. Maureen always wanted to go to California.
"Know how to dance?" (Walls 211)
"I looked over at dad, who grinned and waved." (Walls 211)
Rose Mary had to go back to school and renew her teaching certificate. Before she left, she gave Jeannette two hundred dollars for food, and pay both the water bill, as well as the electric.
Ready for some fun?
"I'm not that kind of girl..." (Walls 212)
"Dad, that creep attacked me while we were up stairs." (Wall 213)
Rex had started asking Jeannette for money. Everytime he asked she gave him some. He said it was never much, she hated giving it to him. He would ask for more and more every time. He asked for twenty and Jeannette was outraged. He said he would earn the money back.
"I'm sure he just pawed at you some... I knew you could handle yourself" (Walls 213)
Rex took Jeannette with him on a "business trip" to earn back some money. They went to a bar and Rex ordered to drinks for them. Rex got up to start winning some me money and Robbie took his seat Rex ended up getting eighty dollars out of him.
Robbie ended up getting super drunk, he would grope Jeannette more and more. He ended up taking her upstairs to the bedroom. He tried to rape her, and she showed him her scars, she ran out of the room after that gave her some time.
Jeannette tried to explain what had happened to Rex. She was hoping that Rex would get mad and go back beat up Robbie. Rex was nonchalant about the situation, she it was teaching her to swim. HE knew she would be okay in the end.