FC: The Bean Trees By Barbara Kingsolver
1: newt Hardbines daddy get's blown up by overblowing up a tractor tire. | Hughs walter; my science teacher got me a good stable job at the hospital. | Mattie
2: Hey I'm taylor once known as Marietta or Missy from Pittman County, Kentucky. I saved up money for my 55' Volkswagen. It sure ain't the prettiest thing but it sure is cheap and decent, which is all that really matters. I decided on leaving Pittman county and where ever this piece of junk get's me is where I'll stay. No plans really, just me and the road no strings, and no specific place to go. I left Pittman with my dignity in tact and full of pride for I have not gotten pregnant like most girls in Kentucky. Ya' see there pregnancy is like a disease, and I was happy I hadn't caught it. I was known as the one who got away and I was extremely proud of that.
3: The world at large- Modest Mouse ice-age heat wave, can't complain. If the world's at large, why should I remain? walked away to another plan. gonna find another place, maybe one I can stand. I move on to another day, to a whole new town with a whole new way. Went to the porch to have a thought. Go to the door again, I couldn't stop. You don't know where and you don't know when but you still got your words and you got your friends. walk along to another day, work a little harder work another way. well uh-uh baby I ain't got no plan, we'll float on maybe would you understand? The days get shorter and the nights get cold, I like the autumn but this place is getting old. I pack up my belongings and I head for the coast. It might not be a lot but I feel like i'm making the most. the days get longer and the night smells green. I guess it's not surprising but it's spring and I should leave. I like songs about drifters-books about the same. they both seem to make feel a little less insane. walked on off to another spot I still haven't gotten anywhere that I want. Did I want? did I need to know? why does it always feel like I"m caught in an undertow. The moths beat themselves to death against the lights. adding their breeze to the summer nights. oustide,water like air was great. I didn't know what I had that day. walk a little further to another plan. You said that you did but you didn't understand. I know that starting over is not what life's about but my thoughts were so loud I couldn't hear my mouth. My thoughts were so loud I couldn't hear my mouth. My thoughts were so loud.
4: first stop A diner gas station in Oklahoma. Here in this diner I was given a child. Turtle was the name I had given her. | Turtle
5: I can honestly say that this child was quite ironic. I left my hometown full of pride because I had not been given the glorious gift of a child. I left with my dignity in check because I had not gotten pregnant like most teenagers. Within my first day of becoming free I was given the burden of a child. Handed over free, no documents, nothing. I wasn't sure what the baby's gender was until I had given her a bath at a nearby motel. turns out she was a girl, but she was sexually abused. I wrote a letter to my mother telling her I found my head rights, and they're coming with me. I had imense sympathy for this child, and although I had no idea how to raise the child or if i should even keep the child I was happy she was in my hands and not in those people who were abusing her.
6: Me and Turtle stayed at a hotel in Oklahoma helping Mrs.Hoge with the chores. Me and Turtle eventually hit the road meeting Sandi at Burger Derby where I get my job. Sandi was alright although she had a weird fascination with horses. Unfortunately my job at Burger Durby ended short when I got into an argument with my boss. |
7: After getting fired from Burger Derby, I met Mattie at Jesus is Lord Used Tires.
8: ^ I move in with Lou Ann and her baby boy Dwayne Ray. < Here I meet Esperanza and Estevan.
9: After living with Lou Ann for a bit, Mattie explained to me that her house was like a bird sanctuary except with people. I didn't know what she meant by that until we all went out for a picnic. Lou Ann, Dwayne Ray, Mattie and I. Mattie brought along two friends Esperanza and Estevan. I took a liking to Estevan almost immediately. I was a bit freaked out by Esperanza because she stared at Turtle the entire time. I found out that Esperanza and Estevan had a child named Ismene, she was taken and they both left their country behind. Esperanza ended up trying to commit suicide, but failed. Lou Ann get's a job at Red hot Mama's. I decided to take Esperanza, Estevan and Turtle back to Oklahoma to protect them and to help get custody over Turtle.
10: On our way back to Oklahoma, Turtle leaves her doll at a tree, that's the last place she remembers seeing her birth mother. | < Turtle's doll.
11: ^ the certificate that declares me as Turtles mother. I couldn't have done this without Esperanza and Estevan posing as Turtle (April's) real parents.