"Your father is the only one who can help himself, only he know's how to fight his own demons|".(Walls, 117).
"stinking rotten drunk!"(Walls, 122).
Welcome to West Virgina
For Jeanette's 10th birthday she asked Rex to stop drinking. In order to fufil his daughters wishes he tied himself to the bed.
Rex comes home drunk yelling for Rose Mary to come see him, and drunkenly punches his children. Rose Mary and Rex pick up kitchen knives left on the floor and begin to fight. Rex knocks the knife out of her hand and she yells "stinking rotten drunk!" as Rex yells back "yea, but you love this old drunk, don't you!" Somehow this diffuses the situation and become lovers again.
Rose Mary decides to move to west Virginia and live with Rex's parents for a while. At first Rex was hesitant, but then Jeanette motioned how the family needs him and he changes his mind.