BC: Created By: Rylee Huie & Mackynze Driver
FC: The Life of Calpurnia
1: All About Me | Hi, I am Calpurnia. I am a single mom of one child. My child leads the hymns at our church. I also am the cook for the Finch family. Not only do I cook for the family, but I act as a mother figure to the two kids, Jem and Scout. You could say I am very educated for a woman of my kind. Although this is true, when I am with other African Americans, I act as one of them. I do not want to show myself better than them. The children first discovered my "double life" when Atticus Finch was away and I decided to take the kids to church with me. One thing you must know is that I strongly dislike when people treat others unfair because they are not the same as them. It really angers me and there is no need for it.
2: All About Me
3: People In My Life | Scout is one of the main people in my life.Each day with Scout is something knew. You never know what's coming with her. Scout always enjoys being dirty and messy with her brother. God forbid she ever dress nice once in her life. Scout can be stubborn at times but she knows when she really needs to listen to what's being said to her.
4: People In My Life | Jem is the oldest of the two. It has been such an adventure to see him mature from a little boy to a young man. Now that Jem is getting older, he is questioning lots of things in life. I remember calling him inside when the sun would go down. I used to give him and Scout lemonade. Now, I am finding him in courtrooms of trials he probably doesn't need to see.
5: "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." ~George Bernard Shaw | Important Event | Earlier this week Atticus was out of town. It was a Sunday morning and as usual, I wanted to attend church. I knew I couldn't leave the kids at home, so I decided to take them with me. It was a great experience and I was happy to have brought them. Lula was a little iffy about it. She had her say and then kept to herself. It was a great experience for the kids because they got to see the difference between a white chruch and an African American church. To my surprise, the kids really enjoyed it. This was also the day that the kids had discovered my so called "double life".
6: Name | Events in my Life | The case of Tom Robinson was a surprise to all. Aunt Alexandra was having some ladies of the neighborhood over and I was serving tea and cookies to them. Atticus arrived at home and didn't look the best. He brought me into the kitchen and informed me that Tom Robinson was dead. He had been shot 17 times in an attempt to escape prison. I couldn't believe what was coming out of Atticus' mouth. He had asked me to go with him to tell Helen, Tom's wife, the news. It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. Helen was so in shock she had no idea how to react. I told her I would be there for her and help her through this. Atticus was the same way.
7: Important Things To Me | I am a fine Christian lady. I go to church every Sunday and I am always speaking the word of the Lord. One thing that is very important to me is the cross. The Lord died on the cross to forgive our sins. And the Lord knows, we all need Him for that. I am very proud of my church and the people that go to it.
8: Things Important To Me | I love to cook, therefore, I am constantly cooking for the Finch family. I love hearing about different things I can try to make. Scout and Jem's favorite thing that I make is lemonade after a hot, summer day of playing outside. The best thing about cooking is that you can make anything and everything you want.
9: "Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house, they are company and don't let me catch you remarking on their ways like you were so high and mighty. "