Part 1 (through page 50)
• This first Sunday of August is no ordinary day in Banner, Mississippi, for it is Granny Vaughn's ninetieth birthday and before the day ends four generations of her family will arrive to celebrate that fact.
• On the special day, the Renfro family - Miss Beulah Renfro, Granny Vaughn's only granddaughter; Beulah's daughters: Ella Fay, sixteen; Etoyle, nine; and Elvie, seven; her youngest son, Vaughn, age twelve, and husband, Ralph Renfro - sit down to breakfast.
• At the breakfast table, the children begin discussing which member of the family they believe will be the last to arrive at the reunion.
• Vaughn decides that his elder brother, Jack, will be the last to make it to the reunion. Miss Beulah does not take kindly to this suggestion, Jack being the apple of her eye.
• Everyone begin to arrive and all make mention of the family's new tin...
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