I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This Objects/Places
The story of "I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This" takes place in Chauncey, Ohio, a small town outside of Athens, Ohio.
The Hocking River runs through Chauncey, Ohio. Some of the returning miners who lost their factory jobs built shacks along the river because they had no other housing available to them.
After the mines were depleted of their ore, many of the miners moved to Athens, Ohio, where they worked in factories.
Marie lives in Chauncey with her father who is a college professor. She has a very nice house. Lena and Dion were so impressed with her house that they said it looked like something from House & Gardens.
Lena lives on the poor side of town. Her and her father and sister rent an apartment in a blighted, rundown area.
Marie is in Ms. Cory's classroom at school. Lena is introduced as the new...