FC: Memories of Aunt Alexandra
2: I am the sister of Atticus and Jack Finch. I came to live with Atticus because his kids need a motherly figure. I left my wonderful husband behind at home. I have one son and one grandson. | My son Henry is my pride and joy. Henry is older now and has a son of his own. My time is spent spoiling Francis. I also have a duty to my niece and nephew, Jean Louise and Jem. Their mother is deceased. Atticus works full time as the county prosecutor. Jean Louise needs my help the most. I have never once seen her wear a dress or skirt. she runs around with all boys in her overalls. I tried to turn her into a lady but it never worked.
3: I also rely on my girls in the ladies luncheon. They keep me up on all the town gossip and sometimes give me advice on what to do about Jean Louise. Most of the time they encourage her to come to our meetings . She hardly ever comes because of her schooling, but it is still a great thought. Mrs. Merriweather also included Jean Louise in her pageant.
4: Atticus is my brother. He is hardworking, responsible,fair, loving , and kind. He has gone through a lot. His wife passed a while ago. He was left with two kids to raise. He has done a wonderful job. He just needs a little help and that is why I came to help him.
5: Jean Louise is a piece of work. She only wears overalls. I have to make her wear dresses and skirts. That is not acceptable for a young lady in the South. None the less, she is smart, independent, and caring.
6: The trial changed my life. Atticus was defending Tom Robinson, a black man. I don't like having a bad reputation. Being the sister of a negro-lover was not to my advantage. I soon learned the courage it took to be different and soon accepted the title.
7: Mrs. Merriweather's pageant was supposed to be good for Jean Louise. It didn't turn out that way. Mr. Ewell decided to seek revenge on that night. He came at Jem and Jean Louise with a knife. Jean Louise was saved by her ham costume and Jem was saved by the kindness in Mr. Artur Radley's heart.
8: Jean Louise's ham costume saved her life. She was walking home from the pageant, when Mr. Ewell came for revenge. He was upset because Atticus alerted the town of his constant state of a drunken stupor. Mr. Ewell was infuriated because Atticus accused him of beating his own daughter, so he came after Jem and Jean Louise
9: The blanket is a symbol of kindness from Mr. Arthur Radley. He gave it to Jem and Jean Louise during the house fires. The fires broke out in the middle of the night. Jem and Jean Louise were standing in the street. They were extremely cold. Mr. Radley came up and put the blanket around their shoulders.
10: "'Don't be silly Jean Louise," said Aunt Alexandra. "The thing is, you can scrub Walter Cunningham till he shines, you can put him in shoes and a new suit, but he'll never be like Jem. Besides, there's a drinking streak in that family a mile wide. Finch women aren't interested in those sort of people.'" I believe everything has its place and kind. I want what's best for my family and will do whatever it takes to do just that.