1. What does Miss Annie say Vernon should do about his dream and what is his response?
Miss Annie says Vernon should write down his dream because it "wants" to be written down. Vernon says dreams can't "want" anything. He also says he isn't likely to do anything that resembles school work.
2. How does Vernon describe his mother when he's talking about the family photo he likes so much?
He says his mother was sort of heavy, so she almost always wore baggy shirts and pants everywhere. Vernon also says his mother appears in the photo "just as she was." He describes her as being brave, kind, and honest.
3. What does Vernon say about his father's efforts to take over the role of his mother?
Vernon says his father can tell when there's something bothering them but that he can't always figure out what to do about it. He says his mother always knew what to say to make him feel better. For example, his mother reassures Vernon when he's struggling with his homework, telling him it's admirable that he studies so hard when the work is so difficult for him.
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