By Michael Morris
Erma Lee is at the run . . . working from an abusive husband . . . working from a mom who does not care -- by no means cared. operating from a soul-numbing manufacturing facility task that has held her down her whole lifestyles ... Erma Lee and her granddaughter, Cher, flee to town of Wiregrass, Alabama, to flee the previous and begin over -- or so Erma Lee thinks. Erma Lee kinds an not going friendship with pass over Claudia, an aged socialite who's hiding a number of information about her personal prior. lifestyles in Wiregrass is varied for Erma Lee and Cher, for the following they locate mercy and promise -- until eventually, that's, the day Cher's convict father arrives on the town, forcing all 3 girls to return to phrases with buried secrets and techniques.
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A Place Called Wiregrass 29 I began pulling out the usual equipment for breakfast, and she sat back down at the kitchen table. When I turned to the refrigerator, I paused to notice the white paper with block letters: CLOSE! “That’s not for you, sugar. That’s for Richard. He’s gonna run my electric bill sky-high. ” I tried to smile and moved quickly to retrieve the frying pan. The clanking spoon against the frying pan in my old house drummed in my mind. Before I could close the cabinet, the black cast-iron tumbled to the ﬂoor.
He wouldn’t even think of ﬁghting me over Cher. Not even Mama could go along with him on that one. The slightest chance made my heart race. I’m stronger than this, I reminded myself. But what if he does ﬁght and ﬁnds some crooked judge? Lord knows Louisiana was full of them. I sat on the edge of the shiny black piano bench and tried to let my nerves settle. My breath grew deeper, and soon my heartbeat withdrew from the base of my neck. As I sat there looking at a painting of two brown rabbits, which hung over the phone table, I couldn’t help but wonder if this was how Richard felt during one of his nerve attacks.
You hush. ” So we sat on iron chairs surrounded by latticework, carpeted grass, and award-winning roses and listened to Miss Claudia’s lecture on the ﬁner points of nature. I loved to watch Miss Claudia’s hazel eyes dance as she carried on about this rose or that one. ” She pointed with her cane to the tree decorated with white blossoms. We shook our heads. With a lift, Miss Claudia sprang up from the chair and put her arm in Cher’s as she escorted her towards the tree. Miss Claudia carefully opened the bloom and informed us that the tree had a message for us.