In the short story "A Christmas Memory" how is the buggy used in the springtime, how is it used in the summertime?"A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote
In the endearing short story “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote joins an unlikely trio of a 60 some year old woman, a 7 year old boy, and a wiry terrier named Queenie. When you throw into the mix the broken down accomplice of the buggy, and the story becomes even more endearing. The obvious link between Buddy and his childhood is the buggy which is falling apart and wobbling like a “drunkard” when they push it. However, like the broken down old woman, this buggy has a purpose in life and it serves that purpose well. Clearly, in the winter, they use it to gather pecans and haul their Christmas trees. In the spring, however, they use it to gather herbs, and flowers, and other things to grace their porch pots. One might assume, that some of the things they use the buggy to gather are herbs and other things the cousin can use in the Indian remedies that Buddy says she has incredible knowledge of. The summer time is perhaps their reward for hard work the rest of the year because this is the time when they use the buggy to haul “picnic supplies and sugar cane fishing poles” down to the creek for picnics and fishing.