Refer to specific lines in the text. (i.e.: “…the furnishings of this room were actually selected with care and love and even hope – and brought to this apartment and arranged with taste and pride…”; “Weariness has, in fact, won in this room.”)
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The furniture is worn, which means the familty has not been able to replace it, but when it was purchased, they put a good amount of love and care in their choices. Now, the worn furniture is covered with love, and the carpets are covered as well. Ruth dosplays her pride in what she has by takng care that no matter the age of the furniture.... it always looks presentable (the same goes for her carpets).