Lily: Martin Luther King Junior’s daddy was also named Martin Luther King Junior!
Lily: Martin Luther King Junior was planted in Georgia.
We asked her what she meant by “planted”. Apparently she meant buried. We like the idea of planting a person better. It implies that something wonderful can grow from that spot.
Rose, on the phone with me from my parents’ house: Poppy isn’t angry! Poppy is nice!
She said it like it was a huge revelation that my dad is nice. He has never been angry at her before and my parents assure me that they hadn’t had a fight in front of her so we have no idea where this came from!
Lily: I really missed Violet while we were gone!
Rose: And I really missed my Cinderella dolls.
Rose: Do, a deer, a female deer. Re, a drop of golden sun. Re, a name I call myself!