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How do Buddy and his cousin earn money in 'A Christmas Memory'?

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casste | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 14, 2012 at 1:02 AM via web

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How do Buddy and his cousin earn money in 'A Christmas Memory'?

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pirateteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted February 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM (Answer #1)

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In Truman Capote’s "A Christmas Memory" Buddy and his cousin, Sook, wait all year for the holidays.  During the Christmas holidays they make fruitcakes for friends, family, and people who have been nice to them throughout the ear.  The kids make money throughout the year to make money to buy supplies for their fruitcakes.  The children sell fruits and flowers, charge neighbors to see a deformed chicken, and other odd jobs in order to save money.  The pennies are collected, and kept in a change purse under the unnamed woman's bed.

 

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