Timmy used to work for Pokey with Bobby and the other men. Everybody thinks Timmy is a slow thinker, but he’s just quiet. While many of the men made fun of Timmy, Bobby was always good to him.
Timmy’s Nana raised him; his mother died while giving birth to him, and his father went crazy and couldn’t take care of the kids.
All six children went to live with different members of the family. Timmy’s Nana “used to always be saying how she lived her whole life only over the road a small bit from the house she was born in. She’d say aren’t I as lucky as can be?” (50).