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He was a sharecropper
He was a shopkeeper
He was a carpenter
Pa is most afraid of the chain gangs they pass on the way to Parmele.
Pa is most afraid of the crickets that buzz the night lights on the back deck.
Pa is most afraid of the frogs that jump out of the ditches at night and flop across the yard.
They talked about the beauty and strength of blackness and planned the return of black people to Africa.
They talked about the great black leader Garvey and how they would build him a memorial.
They talked about how to win the rights of black people.
Pa kept the top joint of his right thumb in the jar.
Pa kept dill pickles in the jar.
Pa kept the jar empty with the hope of putting money in it later.
They were funny, because in the middle, Pa would stop and when asked what happened next, he would say, "Oh, I left after that."
They were funny, because they always ended with a joke.
They were funny, because in the middle, Pa would stop and make everyone sing along.
Pa's prayers brought tears to their eyes because they were tears of happiness.
Pa's prayers brought tears to their eyes because he talked about this being the last time he would see his family.
Pa's prayers brought tears to their eyes because Granny always cried so much when the family left.
He moved to D.C. to be closer to his great Aunt.
He moved to D.C. for a job in the White House.
He moved to D.C. because he had a stroke and Mamma and Daddy took care of him.
Bought them presents
Pretended to be sick
Stayed in his room
A family visits a grandfather in a small town.
Parmele was not a train town or a mill town.
Pa had to move to Washington because he had a stroke.
A patch of white clouds
A group of friendly kittens
A green leafy vegetable
Has lots of holes
Is made from scraps
Is made out of pure wood
Farms someone else's land and gets paid with a share of the crops
Offers to give some of his own land to someone who has none
Owns his own land and has other people raise crops on it for him
Jump or hop up and down
Run and hide behind something
Hang or float above something