A Long Way from Chicago - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Richard Peck
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“Centennial Summer – 1935”

\Joey is fifteen and Mary Alice thirteen during their seventh and final trip to see Grandma Dowdel. Joey is expecting to get a job the next summer and Mary Alice will be entering eighth grade. They both think that they are getting too old for these summer trips. When they reach the depot, they notice the “Drifters Keep Moving” sign has been replaced with a new sign that reads: “Welcome to the Centennial Celebration, A Century of Progress, 1835-1935, See our Ladies’ Hospitality Committee for a complete list of centennial activities, Gentlemen: grow a beard or pay a fine!”

They ask Grandma about the Centennial Celebration as soon as they get to her house. She acts uninterested, but after dinner, she sends the kids up to the attic again to go through all the old trunks. They are going to need historical costumes for the celebration...

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