Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

After she is weaned, Florence passes exclusively into Granny's hands who refuses the idea of babies having tender stomachs and fed Florence various foods, including coffee. She sleeps on the sofa bed with Granny after she outgrows her crib, and Granny begins training Florence to be a lady with duets they sang together in bed. Herb never returns to sleeping in Mama's room, and Florence always calls her father "Herb." She suggests her family allowed it because of an unconscious desire to view Mama, Herb and Florence as siblings with Granny at the matriarchal helm. Herb takes Florence to the library with him during the day, and he teaches her to print her name and write in script. Though Jensy still comes once a week, she spends her time gossiping with Granny as they polish silver to teach Florence the ladylike...

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