Brothers and Keepers: A Memoir - Visits, p. 19-35 Summary & Analysis

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Visits, p. 19-35 Summary

The text sounds as if John writes letters to Robby in prison, but the text is still in normal, book form. He talks about when they grew up as children, their cousin took a family portrait. They are five brothers and one sister. They all have different personalities. Robby's personality as a child was he always wanted to have fun. He was always looking for the next place to have fun, whether it was a poolroom, hang out corner or girl's house. John discusses his grandfather, Harry Wideman, who was a dark black man versus his mother's parents, who were very light blacks. John and his siblings are a combination of the grandparents—a medium shade of black. Harry moved to Pittsburgh for coal mining job opportunities.

John discusses the idea of running and escape. Both grandfathers escaped...

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