A Year Down Yonder - A Minute in the Morning Summary & Analysis

Richard Peck
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A Minute in the Morning Summary

Mary Alice sleeps alone in the upstairs of the home and becomes frightened of things scuttling behind the walls and bumps coming from the attic. To take her mind off her fears, she plays her Philco radio to help her sleep, listening to all the various radio programs and songs of the day. Her favorite singer is Kate Smith.

Armistice Day is here - commemorating the end of World War I - and every year the American Legion hosts a sharpshooting contest at the Abernathy farm. While Grandma is widely known as an excellent markswoman, she will not be competing. Instead, she helps the wives of the Legionnaires prepare burgoo stew, burgoo being made from scraps of whatever vegetables and trimmings happen to be available.

The day proceeds, and most of the Legionnaires are bad shots. Augie Fluke is...

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