The Penderwicks Symbols & Objects

Jeanne Birdsall
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Fimbriata

The Fimbriata is a large white rosebush that grows next to the driveway and which Mrs. Tifton wants to have removed because it scratched Mrs. Robinette’s car the last time the Garden Club committee met at Arundel Hall. The rose bush was planted by Cagney’s uncle thirty years previously who wrapped it in burlap every winter to keep it from dying.

The rose symbolizes a continuity of family that Cagney is determined to preserve.

MOOPS

A MOOPS is the acronym the Penderwick girls have for a ‘Meeting Of Older Penderwick Sisters’. It symbolizes a unity between the sisters and invokes a trust and secrecy that they swear to keep from all others.

MOPS

A MOPS is the acronym the Penderwick girls have for a ‘Meeting Of Penderwick Sisters’, which includes all of the girls while adding an ‘O’ in the middle changed their meeting...

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