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A Chair for My Mother Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from A Chair for My Mother
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“Finally we found the chair we were all dreaming of. And the money in the jar was enough to pay for it.”
Vera B. Williams
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A Chair for My Mother
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Rosa (A Chair for My Mother)
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dreams
money
chairs
enough money
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“Now Grandma sits in it and talks with people going by in the daytime. Mama sits down and watches the news on TV when she comes home from her job. After supper I sit with her and she can reach right up and turn out the light if I fall asleep on her lap.”
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“There was a big fire in our other house. All our chairs burned. So did our sofa and so did everything else.”
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“Yes, a chair. A wonderful, beautiful, fat, soft, armchair. We will get one covered in velvet with roses all over it. We are going to get the best chair in the whole world.”
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“Sometimes my mama is laughing when she comes home from work. Sometimes she’s so tired she falls asleep while I count the money into piles.”
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″...we still have no sofa and no big chairs. When mama comes home, her feet hurt. ‘There’s no good place for me to take a load off my feet,’ she says.”
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“We tried out big chairs and smaller ones, high chairs and low chairs, soft chairs and harder ones. Grandma said she felt like Goldilocks in “The Three Bears” trying out all the chairs.”
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“I wash the salt and peppers and fill the ketchups. One time I peeled all the onions for the onion soup. When I finish, Josephine said, ‘Good work, honey’ and pays me. And every time, I put half of my money into the jar.”
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″‘You are all the kindest people,’ she said, ‘and we thank you very, very much. It’s lucky we are young and can start all over.‘”
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“We tried out big chairs and smaller ones, high chairs and low chairs, soft chairs and harder ones. Grandma said she felt like Goldilocks in “The Three Bears” trying out all the chairs.”
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“Some days she has lots of tips. Some days she has only a little. Then she looks worried. But each evening every single shiny coin goes into the jar.”

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