Episode 102: Love Thy Independence
A week after Danny gets a new job and Linda finds out that her husband was cheating on her, Grandma Hattie's family attempts to move forward with their lives. At home, Hattie comes down the stairs and passes someone sleeping on her couch, covered with a blanket. "Now this here just makes me sick," she says
Hattie walks into the kitchen and is surprised to see her grandson, Danny. "I'm so proud of you. Up at 6:40 in the a.m.," Hattie says.
"Yep, I don't want to be late for work," Danny says.
"That is so great," Hattie says. "You know your grandma worked sunup to sundown? My mama had me pickin' green beans, 20,000 pounds for 3 cents a pound, when I was 7 years old. I had to walk 5 miles…"
"...in the snow, with high heels on, to school," Danny interjects. "I know. I've heard this before."
"Why you actin' all funny when I'm trying to give you a black history moment?" Hattie says. Danny apologizes. "And don't you forget it either, huh?" Hattie says. After a moment, she has a realization. "Wait a minute...if you're up in here, who is that in there on the sofa?"
Published on May 30, 2013