Big Mama is Denver and Thurman’s grandmother who raises them in their early years. Though Big Mama’s description is scant, she is Denver’s best friend as a young child and he loves doing special favors for her. In return, Big Mama always has little gifts for Denver, such as bottle caps to make toy truck wheels out of. Sadly, big Mama is killed in a house fire when Denver and Thurman are young, so heavily sedated with pain pills that she could not wake in time to escape being burned alive. Big Mama’s death is Denver’s earliest remembered loss of a family member.
Big Mama Quotes in Same Kind of Different as Me
The Same Kind of Different as Me quotes below are all either spoken by Big Mama or refer to Big Mama. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Thomas Nelson edition of Same Kind of Different as Me published in 2006.).
Chapter 10 Quotes
Things was a-changin. Uncle James took sick and died, and Aunt Etha moved away. Last time I seen her, she was cryin. I couldn’t figure out why God kept takin all the folks I loved the most.
Big Mama Character Timeline in Same Kind of Different as Me
The timeline below shows where the character Big Mama appears in Same Kind of Different as Me. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...explains that he never knew his mama and was raised by his grandparents PawPaw and Big Mama . Due to poverty, black families often have unusual arrangements, with children being raised by... (full context)