Florida - Part 1: Mother - Tuscon Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Mother - Tuscon Summary

Aunt Frances and Arlette are in charge of unpacking and organizing all of the items that were recovered from Mother's home after Mother was sent to the "San." Alice is only allowed to look at her Mother's possessions, but not allowed to touch. We discover that at the age of twelve, Alice swears to herself that she will not become like her mother, but she also secretly misses Mother dearly.

When Alice is 12 years old and on her annual spring trip to Arizona with Uncle Billy and Aunt Frances, Aunt Frances speaks to Alice about money. It is revealed that Mother had a share of "the family money," but the money was quickly spent. Arthur defends Mother claiming that Mother was very generous and often gave valuable items away. He explains that his Magnavox stereo, for example...

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