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The Glass Castle Part III, Chapter 1

By Jeannette Walls

Part III, Chapter 1

Part III: Welch

  • The Walls family crapmobile rattles through Oklahoma with the hood roped down and garbage bags over broken windows. Mom thinks it's hilarious.
  • After a month of hilarious travels, with a brief detour to the Alamo, the family arrives in Welch, at the home of Erma, Dad's mom.
  • Don't call her Grandma. Just Erma.
  • Erma lives with her husband, who is fine being called Grandpa, and Dad's brother, Uncle Stanley.
  • The kids will live in the basement.
  • Erma has basically one rule: no laughing in her house. Home Sweet Home.