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Everyday Use Knowing the meaning of Heritage Knowing the meaning of heritage in Everyday UseThe story Everyday Use is being told by a mother who describes herself as a big boned woman with a second grade education She had always had to do the work of a man to provide for her family A mother of two girls with different views on the family culture Dee a light skinned girl with nice hair and a full figure Dee has always scorned the way the family lived She comes home to visit and wants to take back some of the family heritage such as Grandma Dees quilts Maggie a dark skinned slim and shy girl who has never been away from home Maggie has a different love for the family heritage she will continue to carry it on like quilting While Dee and Maggie lived in the same house growing up they have different believes about their heritageTwo women sat in the yard awaiting a visit from the older daughter Dee and a man who may are may not be husband Dee was very hard on the familys way of life has gone to college and now seems to be a distant memory Her mother imagines of being reunited with her daughter on television She visions the perfect reunion someone would tell her what a fine daughter she has raised Dee would come out in tears embracing her mother and pinning and orchid on her dress Maggie who is not bright and bears scars from a server house fire many years ago still remains intimidated by her glamorous sibling Her mother was astonished Dee arrive wearing an ankle-length gold and orange dress bracelets and gold earrings hanging down to her shoulders Her hair it stand straight up like hair the wool on a sheepWalker 283 Dee greets her family with a Swahili good morning Her companion offers a Muslim greeting and tries to show
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