Study Guide

Ordinary People Chapter 21

By Judith Guest

Chapter 21

  • Beth is writing checks, which is how online bill pay was done before the Internet.
  • Calvin suggests they go to Dallas for a trip, where they can play golf and stay with Beth's brother.
  • After the trip is planned, Calvin thinks about how he almost had an affair once. "Calvin Does Dallas."
  • But Calvin didn't do Dallas, because he knew Beth would never forgive him.