A Place at the Table - Part One, Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

Susan Rebecca White
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Chapter 1

This chapter takes place in 1970. A young, as of yet unnamed, boy longs for a best friend. He talks about belonging to a Christian boy scout group called the RA (Royal Ambassadors). He has a lisp and his older brothers tease him about it. The boy’s mother graduated from the University of Georgia as did her best friend, Betsy Meadows. They discuss child rearing and the boy overhears them. He comes into the room and starts playing with his mother’s hair. She calls him Bobby, and the reader finally has a name. She says he was the easiest baby, of all her children, and she tells him that she’s glad that she had him instead of the girl she had been praying for.

Bobby shares with the reader that he helps his MeeMaw and his mother cook...

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