Chapter 6 Summary

Chapter 6: "Things With Wings—1934"

Grandma is at the depot when Joe and Mary Alice arrive this year, but she has not come to meet them. Instead, she is seeing somebody off. Mrs. Effie Wilcox, her "sworn enemy," is moving away because the bank has foreclosed on her house. That day at noon dinner, the children regale their grandmother with the exciting news about the killing of the notorious John Dillinger back in Chicago. Grandma is uncharacteristically subdued, however, and Mary Alice acutely observes, "Grandma's missing Mrs. Wilcox."

In the evening, Grandma takes the children to the park to see a picture show. The movie being shown is "a Dracula," and its intensity leaves everyone a...

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