● Evy loved to mimic her husband. Chapter 8 page 70 ● Ruthie Nolan had come from Ireland with her husband. They had 4 sons, who all died before the age of 35. Only Johnny left children. ● Johnny’s mother gave him and Katie the pillow Andy died on. They called it ‘’the sick pillow’’, and did not know it had been a death pillow. ● Francie was all of the Rommely’s and the Nolan’s. She was made up of more, too. Chapter 9 page 74 ● Johnny and Katie were married and went to live on a quiet side street in Williamsburg called Bogart Street. ● They worked as night janitors in a public school. ● Towards the end of a frosty December, Katie went into labor. The baby girl was born with a caul. ● Johnny begins to cry when he sees Katie. She questions why did he have to suffer. ● Johnny gets fired for neglect. ● Katie’s mother gives her tips on how she should raise Francie. (to read Shakespeare and the Bible every night, the tin can bank, legends and stories, religion) She should save money and own land. ● Johnny couldn’t bring himself to tell Katie he got fired. He left to find his brother, Georgie, who was working that night. Fortunately, they needed another man to wait on table and sing in-between. From then on, he never worked another job. ● When Katie visits, she starts the tin-bank, brings food, buys the Shakespeare book from the library, and steals the Bible from a hotel she was staying at with Charlie. Chapter 10 page 92
● Katie figures out she is pregnant again, because her milk stopped suddenly when Francie was 3 months old. ● The midwife offers a bottle of evil looking dark brown stuff to abort the baby. Katie refuses. ● Katie loved Neeley more at first, but as the children grew u, she loved her little girl more. ● Johnny grew in weakness and went further downhill. ● Johnny accepts his doom, and Katie does not. Chapter 11 page 98 ● Johnny celebrated his voting birthday by getting drunk for 3 days. ● Katie locked him in the bedroom, so he couldn’t get anything more to drink. ● Sissy comes over and comforts him. She gives him a pint of whiskey.
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