How does the mom know?
Answers 1Add Yours
Missy's mother means that she is not the type of girl to get pregnant with some boy destined to be a tobacco farmer. Missy is too strong willed and self-aware to settle down and become a baby machine,
"I knew the scenery of Greenup Road, which we called Steam-It-Up Road, and I knew what a pecker looked like, and none of these sights had so far inspired me to get hogtied to a future as a tobacco farmer's wife. Mama always said barefoot and pregnant was not my style. She knew. "
Missy's mother knew her girl is destined for something different.
THe Bean Trees