Elizabeth was always messing around with the neighborhood boys as her mother was at work and her father was in search of work. With no one to watch them, Elizabeth and her brother would always look for trouble, and where they found it most was in Miss Lottie's garden. Miss Lottie was always working on her Marigolds, and the neighborhood kids would always stop by and ruin all her hard work with a couple of rocks that they threw.
One day however, Lizabeth found herself feeling extremely guilty for what she had said and done to Miss Lottie. That night she began hearing her father crying about how he isn't providing for his family as he should. Lizabeth, never hearing a grown man cry before, took this hard and went running away but happened to find herself ripping apart Miss Lotties flowers with every step she took.
After finding herself in a deep mind of guilt, Lizabeth designated that act of her running through the flowers, as her last act of childhood. Elizabeth now commits acts she is proud of instead of acts she will regret in the future. Elizabeth even planted marigolds in honor of the symbolic background and in memory of Miss Lottie.