Flannery O'Connor's Stories

A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor

what does the grandmother mean when she says 'In my time' at the beginning of this passage?

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The grandmother is referring to her childhhod and the behavior that was once expected of children. She is noting how behavioral expectations had changed over the course of her lifetime.

"In my time," said the grandmother, folding her thin veined fingers, "children were more respectful of their native states and their parents and everything else. People did right then.


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