One of the Lives
by M.S. Merwin
One of the Lives Family Quotes
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so that she had to go to her grandmother's in Pittsburgh (18)
Location! Home! Pittsburgh is significant to our speaker's family. But also, family is important to our speaker's family. Here we see his mother going to her grandmother's after her parents die. In a way, it's like she's going back in time (to be cared for by her older grandmother), yet she remains connected to her family—just like our speaker. Jinx!