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Chapters 29-35

Chapter Summaries

Ch. 29

In this chapter, it is said that Miss Love Simpson declared war on the family. Aunt Loma went over to the house, and Miss Love had switched her Ma’s rooms all around. She had left one room exactly the same. Loma wanted some of the furniture and Miss Love told her that she was deeded to the furniture.

Ch. 30

In this chapter, Will and Miss Love spend a lot of time talking. Miss Love tells Will how she told Grandpa about Mr. McAllister kissing her. They talk about going on trips, and they also talk about New York. Will talks to Miss Love about Yankees, and he figures out that she has an idea, that almost tore the family into pieces.

Ch. 31

Will is going to apologize to Aunt Loma about making up stories of her breastfeeding a pig. She gives him a book for him to write all his stories, so he can be a writer.

Ch. 32

Mama finally decides she will go on the trip with papa, but Grandpa Blakeslee tells her that he and Miss Love will go instead.

Ch. 33

Papa tries to cheer up Mama because they didn’t go on the trip, so one Sunday, he doesn’t go to church, which is very unusual for him. Instead, he buys a car.

Ch. 34

Mama, Will Tweedy, Mary Toy, and Papa are sitting around talking about how they should just call Miss Love her name instead of Granny.

Ch. 35

Miss Love sends everyone in town a postcard of what she is bringing home to them. Also, in a cemetery Will Tweedy kisses Lightfoot McClendon, a gypsy girl.

List of Settings

Ch. 29

Mr. Blakeslee and Miss Love’s house

Ch. 30

Miss Love’s kitchen; outside at the barn

Ch. 31

Aunt Loma’s house

Ch. 32

The house; Miss Love’s kitchen

Ch. 33

Grandpa and Miss Love’s house; Will’s house at the table during breakfast

Ch. 34

Dinner table; drove to go get Mary Toy, Presbyterian Church

Ch. 35

Will’s house; Grandpa’s house; RR tracks towards Milltown; cemetery

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Ch. 29
“Working on Sunday, sister! He never did that when Ma was alive.” Pg. 199
“The Weddin’ beads that Pa gave her” pg. 201

Ch. 30
“Course not, Miss Love. It aint the custom” pg. 205
“Boy howdy, I can’t hardly wait to see that fancy Texas saddle on him!” pg. 206

Ch. 31
“Maybe he did it on purpose.” pg. 212
“Anybody can be a farmer.” pg. 214

Ch. 32
“Granny would want you to,” pg. 217
“Maybe you just aint been listenin’.” pg. 224
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Ch. 33
“Oh, wont she be jealous” pg. 233
“He seems to be ailin’.” pg. 231

Ch. 34
“Lord hep us.” pg. 235
“Mama, what am I s’pose to call Miss Love? Do I call her Granny?” pg. 236

Ch. 35
“Well, it seems peaceful when I look at old graves like those” pg. 240
“And moonshine?” pg. 242

Character List Chapters 29-35

Ms. Love – is the woman who dresses up nice, and is marrying Grandpa Blakeslee.

Papa – is Will Tweedy’s dad who is working at Grandpa’s store (Hoyt Tweedy)

Mama – is Will Tweedy’s mom who is Grandpa’s daughter (Mary Willis)

Grandpa – is older who is marrying Ms. Love

Will Tweedy – is the narrator of the story

Aunt Loma – is Will Tweedy’s aunt who is a straight-forward type of person

Camp – he’s got a new born baby named Campbell Jr.; Will Tweedy’s uncle

Baby – newborn baby whose name is Campbell Jr.

Granny – Will Tweedy’s grandma that died three weeks ago

St. Cicilia – is painted on the mirror

Sister – is a friendly Christian

Will – bought a horse for sister

Cousin Jake – is the one who gave the horse away

Miss Pearl Lozier – copies pictures for Will’s mom

Queenie – is kinda like their maid

T.R. – is Will’s dog

Mr. McAllister – taught Ms. Love about horses

Miss Effie Belle – saw Mr. McAllister and Ms. Love kiss

Pink Predmore – got told off by Ms. Love

President Roosevelt – president of their time

Mr. Rich – the awesome store owner

Mary Toy – Will’s little sister

Aunt Fody – Pa’s younger sister

Aunt Clyde – Pa’s older sister

General Gordon – a Confederate general

Lias Foster – a man Will user to describe as a dang fool

Uncle Lige – made jokes about miracles

Mr. Flourney – he was one of the church goers

Ms. Flourney – Wife of the church goer

Loomis – is Queenie’s husband and a negro preacher

Uncle Lem – debates Loomis for fun

Mr. Rucker – got told off by Loomis

Sissyretta – Queenie’s cousin

Mr. Frenchgordy – sat with Ms. Sarah and puzzled Will Tweedy

Ms. Sarah – sat with Mr. Frenchgordy and puzzled Will Tweedy

Leroy – excited about the first car

Smiley – excited about the first car

Pink – excited about the first car

Dunse McCall – excited about the car

Aunt Carrie – Papa took her home after dinner in the new car

Mr. Bubba – is 102 years old and couldn’t ride in the car

Big Jack – was their horse

Cousin Temp – like to have a fit about the motor car

Miss Vada Goosby – got mama a post card

Mrs. Boozar & Miss Alice Ann – came in the store for some flour and sugar

Cousin Hope – Papa said the postcards was a stoke of genius

Gypsies – are fortune tellers, only come in Aguust

Mr. Slocum – Will took corn, squash, and tomatoes to him; laid up with a bad back

Lightfoot McLendor – a girl Will gave her first ride in a car

Mr. Homer – lived with Mrs. Boozer

Buford Jackson – Will’s friend that died

Hosie Roach – a good guy Will always wants to fight

Mr. Sheffield – owned the cotton mill; disowned their own son

Daniel Bohannon Sheffield – Sheffield’s only son and his family disowned him for marrying a jew

Ms. Sheffield – Mr. Sheffield’s wife; disowned their own son

The Laceys – lived on a plantation; they were rich

Royal Garnett Lacey – he has a headstone and he is not even dead yet

Ms. Alice Ann – a conscience brought to Will by God

Mr. Beautiful – was their guilden

Themes Chapters 29-35

Chapter 29:
The mood is irony, because Miss Love got everyone mad at her but she is trying to take the place of Grandma.

Chapter 30:
The mood is calm, because all they did was sit around and talk about different things throughout the whole chapter.

Chapter 31:
The mood is angry, because Aunt Loma was nagging and complaining about everything that comes up.

Chapter 32:
The mood is sad, because they think Miss Love is trying to take Mama’s trip to New York from her.

Chapter 33:
The mood is surprising, Dad had surprised everybody especially Mama for buying a red Cadillac car.

Chapter 34:
The mood is happy because Mary Toy is home, and Grandpa and Miss Love are gone and taking a ride in the Cadillac.

Chapter 35:
The mood is concerned because Will knows Lightfoot is a good girl but his heart ached for her, knowing she was poor miserable, and lonely.

Literary Symbols

Chapter 29:
Blowing up a hen with a bicycle pump.
Symbols – Miss Love blowing up Cold Sassy & embarrasses a family and a whole town.

Chapter 30:
Miss Love’s kiss
Symbols – Miss Love is just trying to get information from will to plan an idea to get him confused.

Chapter 31:
The book with the cloth cover
Symbols – Aunt Loma being nice and wanting Will to become a writer

Chapter 32:
New York
Symbols – Miss Love stealing the New York trip from Mary Willis and talking Grandpa into taking her to help buy women’s supplies.
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Chapter 33:
Red Cadillac
Symbols – To help Mary Willis & the town not thinking about Miss Love

Chapter 34:
Humpback Roads
Symbols – The trip was up and down hills just to get Mary Toy home

Chapter 35:
Marble Angel
Symbols – To Lightfoot how angry she is because she is poor and lonely. It upsets when her people are not dead yet but buying a tombstone that cost more money then her family would ever had.

Research Topics

St. Cecilia
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St.Cecilia., 3/36/09
Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and of Church music because it is said that as she was dying she sang to God. Her feast day is celebrated in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic Churches on November 22. She is one of the most popular Roman saints. She is one of seven women commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. It was long supposed that she was a noble lady of Rome who suffered martyrdom under the Emperor Alexander Severus. She is important in the book “Cold Sassy Tree” because of two reasons. Everyone in Cold Sassy has something with Saint Cecilia painted on it. Aunt Loma ends up getting one of Mattie Lou’s mirrors; it was a large piece with a picture of Saint Cecilia painted on it.

Sears and Roebuck
sears.jpgSears Roebuck catalog., 3/26/09

Sears, Roebuck and Co., commonly known as Sears, is an American mid-range chain of international department stores, founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. From its mail order beginnings, the company grew to become the largest retailer in the United States by the mid-20th century, and its catalogs became famous. Competition and changes in the demographics of its customer base challenged the company after World War II as its rural and inner city strongholds shrank and the suburban markets grew. Eventually its catalog program was largely discontinued. It is important in the book “Cold Sassy Tree” because Mr. Lias would make three buggy trips a week, delivering letters, newspapers, and Sears Roebuck catalogs.

Emancipation Proclamation
emancipation.jpgEmancipation Proclamation., 3/26/09

The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. The first one, issued September 22, 1862, declared the freedom of all slaves in any state of the Confederate States of America that did not return to Union control by January 1, 1863. The second order, issued January 1, 1863, named the specific states where it applied. It is important in the book because it freed the African Americans which was the reason they had cooks and stuff in the town.

Life In The Cotton Mills
c003.jpgCotton Mill., 3/26/09

A cotton mill is a factory that houses spinning and weaving machinery. Typically built between 1775 and 1930, mills spun cotton - an important product during the Industrial Revolution. The mechanisation of the spinning process was instrumental in the growth of the machine tool industry, enabling the construction of larger cotton mills. The requirement for water helped stimulate the construction of the canal system, and the need for power the development of steam engines. The development of limited companies is attributable to the construction of mills, leading to the trading floors of the cotton exchange of Manchester, which in its turn created a vast commercial city. The mills created extra employment, leading to the expansion of local populations and the need for extra housing. In the book “Cold Sassy Tree” the cotton mill is an immense part of the town. It is very important to the town, the people are as proud of the cotton mill as they are of the trains going through. Life was rough in the cotton mills though. The people barely got by and the cotton mills were viewed as trash by the city people.