In fact, Glenda says, she also thought of killing him herself. "Especially after Mama got sick, I thought about putting a can of gasoline under his lit cigarette because he always dropped cigarettes, when he was drinking, in the floor, while they were burning."
Their anger didn't recede, even after he was dead. Seeing him in his casket at the funeral made Glenda "mad, because he looked like he was laying there smiling. He actually looked too good. I mean, we're used to seeing him laying on the floor drunk, you know? I wanted to just hit him."