Randy’s mom is a tough, old-school English teacher who had high expectations, and Randy considers her high expectations to be part of his good fortune in life. She is a Christian who believes kids should work hard, look at themselves honestly, and that people should generally be kind, charitable and resourceful. She and Randy’s Dad founded a dormitory in Thailand for girls who wanted to avoid prostitution and remain in school.
The timeline below shows where the character Randy’s Mom appears in The Last Lecture. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: The Parent Lottery
Chapter 5: The Elevator in the Ranch House
Chapter 14: The Dutch Uncle
Chapter 16: Romancing the Brick Wall
Chapter 30: Raising the White Flag
Chapter 31: Let’s Make a Deal
Chapter 46: All You Have Is What You Bring With You
Chapter 50: The $100,000 Salt and Pepper Shaker
...totally giddy. They gave the present to their parents, told them the story, and Randy’s mom and dad were especially impressed by Disney’s customer service. This impressive customer service, Randy claims,... (full context)