He declared Egyptians walked that way; I said if they did I didn’t see how they got anything done, but Jem said they accomplished more than the Americans ever did, they invented toilet paper and perpetual embalming, and asked where would we be today if they hadn’t?
…buckets from a spring that ran out at one end of the dump— they kept the surrounding area clear of trash— and it was everybody for himself as far as keeping clean went: if you wanted to wash you hauled your own water; the younger children had perpetual colds and suffered from chronic ground-itch; there was a lady who came around sometimes and asked Mayella why she didn’t stay in schoolshe wrote down the answer; with two members of the family reading and writing, there was no need for…
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A perpetual flame burns beside the grave of John F. Kennedy.