Explain the quotation: "Atticus said the Ewells had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations. None of them had done an honest day’s work in his recollection. He said that some Christmas, when he was getting rid of the tree, he would take me with him and show me where and how they lived."

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The Ewells are considered by the townsfolk of Maycomb to be the lowest of the low. They're widely despised, looked down upon as "white trash." A lot of folks in town are poor, like the Cunninghams, but at least they're proud, honest, and hard-working, which is more than you can say for the notorious Ewell clan. Bob Ewell, patriarch of the family, has never done a hard day's work in his life; he even managed to get himself fired from a far from exacting government work program, and that took some doing. But as the Ewells have been the "disgrace of Maycomb for three generations" it's fair to say that Bob's simply...

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