Cecil Gaines: I had always loved serving. But just felt different now. I didn’t know that an old man could feel so lost. That’s how I felt. That’s how I felt. Americans always turned a blind eye to what we’d done to our own. We look out to the world and judge. We hear about the concentration camps, but these camps went on for 200 years right here in America.
Reverend Cornell Cobbs: Lord, bless this food to our use and us to Thy service. And make us ever mindful of the needs of others for Christ’s sake. Lord Jesus, today we are mindful of the needs of this youth, our grandson, whom Thou, in Thy infinite wisdom, has sent to us. And be he troubled and in need of guidance, or simply a belt to hold his loose-fitting pants up.
Bernice Pruitt: My dad says that childhood is the happiest time of my life. But, I think he’s wrong. I think my mom’s right. She says that…
[Bernice’s voice fades as Birdee takes over]
Birdee Pruitt: [laughing] Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. That’s what momma always says.