It takes me hundreds of hours a month to research and compose, and thousands of dollars to sustain. I always thought Uncle Rondo had all the brains of the entire family. Whitaker was the one to initiate the separation, Stella-Rondo runs from the room in tears. Well, Mama and I just stood there and stared at each other. And he said on the other hand he thought Stella-Rondo had a brilliant mind and deserved credit for getting out of town. It has been five days now since Sister started living at the post office and in that time no one from the family has come to visit. You 'tend to your house, and I'll 'tend to mine.
Mama expresses dismay that the joyous return of Stella-Rondo on a major holiday could turn so sour. This possibility prompts a flood of tears from Stella-Rondo. It turned out that Jaypan fell in the lake and came within a very narrow limit of drowning. Of course Mama had turned both the Negroes loose; she always said no earthly power could hold one anyway on the Fourth of July, so she wouldn't even try. Being fully aware that this was a very sensitive subject with him, Stella-Rondo maliciously insinuates that Sister was the curious one.
Eudora Welty: Why I Live at the P. Sister had briefly dated Mr. Later on, Stella goes to ell Uncle Rondo that Sister said he looked ridiculous, even though it was she who said so. He is violent and a little cruel. Unde Rondo spills out all the ketchup and jumps out of his chair and tears off the kimono and throws it down on the dirty floor and puts his foot on it. I foretold every single thing that's happened.
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Stella-Rondo sat there and made that up while she was eating breast of chicken. There I was with the whole entire house on Stella-Rondo's side and turned against me. Sister points out that if none of them ever come to the post office, there will be no way for Stella-Rondo to stay in touch with Mr. So as soon as she got married and moved away from home the first thing she did was separate! Sister fires back that if Mama wishes to see them, she can always come down to the post office. Stella-Rondo makes herself seem innocent in every scene, while making her sister look bad. Sister begins to pack the small amount of items that she owns and tells her family that she is going to live at the P.
Please note: All files marked with a copyright notice are subject to normal copyright restrictions. As Stella-Rondo, the younger sister, moves back in after a failed marriage with a traveling photographer, Sister becomes a victim to her younger sisters blaming. It would be a holiday. Sister, the first-person narrator, tells her side of the family spat that has led her to leave the family home where she had lived into adulthood and move into the local post office. In an attempt to turn Papa-Daddy against Sister, Stella-Rondo claims that Sister suggested that Papa-Daddy should trim his long, grizzled beard. Just then I heard Stella-Rondo raising the upstairs window.
Oh, he told Uncle Rondo I didn't learn to read till I was eight years old and he didn't see how in the world I ever got the mail put up at the P. Sister then hears Stella-Rondo open one of the upstairs windows and goes to join her. But this would be the day he was drinking that prescription, the Fourth of July. Which job I got you through my influence with the government. The family then uniformly asserts that they will never set foot in the post office or send or receive mail. She has no more manners than the man in the moon.
There's plenty of room there in the back, I says to myself. Then he falls over in the hammock and snores. Making her intentions obvious, she goes through the house collecting her belongings, including a prized possession—a radio. Later Sister accuses her mother of playing favorites with Stella-Rondo before making more accusations about both the lineage and the mental capacity of Shirley T. My family are naturally the main people in China Grove, and if they prefer to vanish from the face of the earth, for all the mail they get or the mail they write, why, I'm not going to open my mouth. The first thing they knew, I marched in where they were all playing Old Maid and pulled the electric oscillating fan out by the plug, and everything got real hot. Well, I'm just terribly susceptible to noise of any kind, the doctor has always told me I was the most sensitive person he had ever seen in his whole life, and I was simply prostrated.
Next, Stella-Rondo sees to it that Uncle Rondo, too, turns against Sister. Miffed, Sister goes to the kitchen to make green-tomato pickles, as the servants had been given the day off for the holiday. So the first thing Stella-Rondo did at the table was turn Papa-Daddy against me. So he didn't do anything that night in the precarious state he was in just played Casino with Mama and Stella-Rondo and Shirley-T. Told him I was one-sided. Why, I think you look all right. Sister points out that she would have been given a much different reception if she had been the one to return home from Illinois under such questionable circumstances.