It meant that she belonged some place. She was a Brooklyn girl with a Brooklyn name and a Brooklyn accent. She didn't want to change into a bit of this and a bit of that.
("A Tree Grows in Brooklyn")
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Everything, decided Francie after that first lecture, was vibrant with life adn there was no death in chemistry. She was puzzled as to why learned people didn't adopt chemistry as a religion.
Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
Suffering is also good, it makes a person rich in charachter.
If I can fix every detail of this time in my mind, I can keep this moment always.
The neighborhood stores are an important part of a city child's life.
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