A Year Down Yonder Setting & Symbolism

Richard Peck
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Philco Radio

One of Mary Alice's cherished possessions is a radio. Mary Alice listens to the various musical and variety programs of the day on her radio to help her sleep and pass the time.

Bootsie

Bootsie is a female house cat who quickly has to learn how to survive as a country cat. She lives in the cobhouse, and eventually she gives birth to a kitten.

Halloween

Unlike in Chicago, Halloween is a major event in Grandma's town, lasting weeks. It is Grandma's favorite holiday, as it feeds into her mischievous side.

Burgoo

Burgoo is a stew made from whatever spare vegetables and meat happen to be available at the time. Grandma serves burgoo stew at the American Legion turkey shoot, and she charges a premium for cups of the stew in order to help financially support Mrs. Abernathy.

The Christmas Program

The Christmas program is performed...

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