quotes that represent how they lived
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Rex Walls grew up in a house that smelled of “mold and cigarettes and unwashed laundry”
"Mom stood fifteen feet away. She had tied rags around her shoulders to keep out the spring chill and was picking through the trash."
"One thing about whoring: It puts a chicken on the table. "
“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
“Mom told us we would have to go shoplifting.
Isn't that a sin?" I asked Mom.
Not exactly," Mom said. "God doesn't mind you bending the rules a little if you have a good reason. It's sort of like justifiable homicide. This is justifiable pilfering.”