tempted by the freedom to find fault without much risk of losing her, and so Mattie came to Strarkfield".
Box 1: Matties father worked as a drug store owner her mother and herself helped out with the business. Box 2: Her dad died then her mother passed away shortly after. Box 3: "Mattie at twenty was left alone to make her way on the fifty dollars obtained from the sale of her piano". Box 4: Mattie after some health issues decides to leave her home town and find a better job. Box 5: Mattie gets a job a a local bar in Strarkfield. This is when Ethan begins to have feelings and regrets not kissing her when they first meet and started talking.