I saw the way my mama acted when Miss Woodra brought her home, all yes Ma'aming, No Ma'aming. I sure do thank you Ma'aming. Why I got to be like that? I know how to stand up to people. (3.130)
"You're the smartest one in my class, Aibileen," she say. "And the only way you're going to stay sharp is to and write every day."
So I start writing my prayers down instead a sayin em. But nobody call me smart since. (2.126, 2.127)
Mrs. Charlotte Phelan's guide to Husband-Hunting, Rule Number One: a pretty, petite girl should accentuate with makeup and good posture. A tall plain one, with a trust fund. (5.36)