Ecology of a Cracker Childhood - Study Guide Chapters 7 through 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7: Junkyard

Charlie convinced Frank to go in the salvage business when Frank was just 18 years old. Frank had some luck at first, quickly selling some junkers he purchased for scrap. Frank, who was more ambitious than Charlie, bought his father's share of the business and went in partnership with a man named Lee Woods. Frank showed real business savvy in buying and selling discarded autos. He was the ideal person to be in the salvage business. He was known to never threw anything away—he saw value in everything. It helped that Frank was a great mechanic and was able to repair many discarded appliances.

Janisse was just six years old when mental illness took her father. She returned from school one day to find him praying in his room with the curtains pulled shut. He was loudly begging God to...

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