Lizabeth and her brother Joey love their care-free and fun life. This scene depicts Lizabeth and Joey fishing in a river. Lizabeth as a child participated in other fun activities. In the book it states "I remember squatting in the road and drawing a picture in the dust, a picture that Joey gleefully erased with on sweep of his dirty foot." This shows that Lizabeth was young and really enjoyed being young and just being able to relax.
Lizabeth and Joey and a couple other of the neighborhood kids run over to Miss Lottie's to throw rocks at her marigolds and try to kill as many as they can just to annoy her. In the text it says "I was still child enough to scamper along with the group over rickety fences and through bushes that tore our already raggedy clothes where Miss Lottie Lived." The text also states " 'Y'all children go get stones; I'll show you how to use them' " These two quotes from the story explain that she is a young adult but can still do childish things and likes to be treated as a child.
Lizabeth wakes Joey up and tells him to get ready after she hears that her family is financially breaking down. They both get dressed and start running. Lizabeth doesn't know where she is going until she arrives there and it is Miss Lottie's yard. Lizabeth races right into the middle of the marigold field and starts ripping them right out of the ground out of frustration. Joey is telling her to stop but she is not listening and does'nt stop util she sees a pair of beaten up old feet in front of her and she knows it's Miss Lottie. She quickly gets up and owns up to her mistake. This is an example of her maturing into an adult by facing her mistakes.