1. What is Dicey thinking about as she lies relaxing under the tree?
The long previous summer of travel.
2. What recent find in the barn distracts Dicey's thoughts toward a daydream?
A small sailboat.
3. What sort of chore work does Dicey welcome to keep her focused on her project?
Scraping and painting.
4. Where is Dicey's part-time job?
A small grocery store.
5. What is Gram's announcement that pleases the children?
Gram intends to legally adopt the children.
6. What is Gram's announcement concerning finances?
They must go on welfare in order to make ends meet.
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