S: Tull Family Album
BC: About Joshua Smith | I like to fish and hunt | Howdy, i am Josh i live in Charlotte, NC and i love school. School is the most important thing in my life!! Not. I actually love to fish and hunt. This project was amazingly boring to me because i hate using computers. I'd rather be outside doing something but oh well it alright because its the last project i am ever going to do for Mrs. DIGAVERO my most favorite teacher ever. ;)
FC: Tull Family Album
1: Table of Contents | Ezra pg2-3 Cody pg4-5 Jenny pg6-7 Beck pg8-9 Pearl pg10-11 Slevin pg12-13 Luke pg14-15 Mrs. Scarlatti pg16-17 Josiah pg18-19 Ruth pg20-21 The Archery Incident pg22-23 Sepa-Ration pg24-25 The Homesick Restaurant pg26-27 About the Author pg28
2: Ezra | Ezra as a child. | Ezra writing letters home from war. | Mommas pet "Ezra"
3: "The second child was Ezra, so sweet and clumsy it could break your heart." (pg. 4) | Ezra was Pearl Tull's son. He was the second child. His brother was Cody and his sister was Jenny. Ezra was Pearls favorite son and was always taken car of. He was mommas boy and was always on Pearls side.
4: Cody | "Not Ezra here beside her bed but Cody the troublemaker." (pg. 1)
5: Cody as a kid at his friends party. | Cody Tull was always the trouble maker. He always pulled pranks to try and get his brother Ezra in trouble because he never got into any at all.
6: Jenny | Jenny was the youngest child pearl had and the only girl in the family. She is always hanging out with guys which causes her to be married three times and none of these relationships work out well.
7: "After Ezra came Jenny, the girl-such fun to dress, to fix her hair in different styles." (pg. 4)
8: Beck | "He was twenty-four-- a salesman with the tanner corporation." (pg. 6)
9: Beck is a very successful business man and is very handsome. Pearl falls for him and marries him but later he divorces her and leaves for business, sending only fifty dollars and letters occasionally. He is known for his absence throughout the entire story
10: Pearl | "Yet everyday, her sight faded. The light, she felt, was somehow thinning and retreating. Her son Ezra, his calm face that she loved to linger on-he grew dim." (pg. 5)
11: Many people called her a witch because she was mean and the Sweenie Meanie because she was also mean at the grocery store she worked. | Pearl Tull is the mother of Cody, Ezra and Jenny. She marries Beck but then he leaves her for work. This forces her to get a job and struggle to take care of a family so they may survive.
12: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. | Slevin
13: Slevin | Slevin is one of Jenny's step sons and Joe is his father. He continues to miss his mom and not like Jenny until he realizes that Beck left Jenny just like his mom left him. | "I'm sorry i took it." (pg.207) "See, there i was in the pantry. It was exactly like my mother's. Just exactly." (pg. 207) | Slevin took the items from Jenny that reminded him of his mom. His intentions were not bad, he just missed his mom.
15: Left: Luke is being held by his father Cody and mom Ruth. | "Luke could hear his ambling way of speaking. Yes, now he had it: the memory homed in." (pg. 228) | Luke Tull is a very smart kid. He has a great ability to process, relate, and figure things out. His father was Cody and his mother was Ruth.
16: Mrs. Scarlatti
17: Mrs. Scarlatti owned her own restaurant and let Ezra work and help her out. She was like a mother to Ezra and when she died she gave Ezra the restaurant where he changed the name to the Homesick Restaurant. | "However, Mrs. Scarlatti wasn't eating. There was nothing he could offer her." (pg. 129)
18: Josiah | Josiah is Ezra's retarded friend who Pearl does not like but Jenny does which causes trouble. and is also the cook at Mrs. Scarlatti's restaurant..
20: Ruth | Ruth married Cody but he took her from Ezra just like every girl Ezra got and was a cook in Mrs. Scarlatti's Restaurant.
21: Ruth pretending to cook at Mrs. Scarlatti's Restaurant. | "It was a shock when he introduced her to Ruth. What an urchin she was!" (pg 172)
22: The Archery Incident | This incident was all Cody's fault once again because he was trying to make Ezra look bad but instead he accidentally shot pearl in the shoulder with the arrow and caused her to bleed on her blouse.
23: "Ezra took a flying lead with his arms outstretched like a lover. He caught Cody in a kind of bear hug and slammed him flat on his back....And meanwhile, what had happened to the arrow? (pg 39) | The tree Cody was supposed to be shooting with his arrow.
24: SEPA | "One Sunday night in 1944, he (Beck) said he didn't want to stay married. They were sending him to Norfolk, he said; but he thought it'd be best if he went alone." (pg 9)
25: RATION | This separation between Beck and Pearl caused a lot of strife among the family. Beck was never home and he eventually stopped sending money and letters to pearl which caused her to acquire a job at the Sweeney bros grocery store just to try and support her family.
26: The Homesick Restaurant | The Homesick restaurant was originally called Mrs. Scarlatti's. The name was changed by Ezra when it was given to him by Mrs. Scarlatti after she passed away.