Jeannette caught on fire making hot dogs when she was 3 years old. She stayed in the hospital for 6 weeks.
Hotel caught on fire
The hotel the Walls' were staying at in Tenderloin District, San Francisco caught on fire in the middle of the night when Jeannette was 5 years old.
Maureen is born
Jeannette was 6 years old when her little sister Maureen was born in Blythe, California.
Jeannette learns to swim
Jeannette was 7 years old when she learned how to swim in Battle Mountain, Nevada by being thrown in constantly and almost drowning.
Jeannette was 9 when they move to Pheonix, Arizona into their grandmothers huge mansion that she left for them when she died.
Move to Welch
Jeannette is 10 when they decide to move to Welch, West Virgina, her fathers home town to live with her grandparents for fiancial help.
House on Little Hobart Street
Jeannette was 11 years old when they moved out of their grandparents house and into an even tinier house on Little Hobart Street.
Jeannette goes into high school when she was 14 years old and joins the newspaper club, which inspires her to become a journalist.
Lori goes to New York
Jeannette is 16 when her 18 year old sister Lori moves to New York.
Jeannette goes to New York
Jeannette is 17 when she leaves Welch after finishing her junior year of high school and moves to New York with Lori.
Brian goes to New York
Jeannette is 18 when she calls her brother Brian and asks him to come live with her and Lori. Brian finishes his junior year of high school and moves right away.
Maureen goes to New York
Jeannette calls Maureen to see if she wants to live with Lori in New York, even though she is only 12, she moves right away.
The parents move to New York
Jeannette's parents move to New York 3 years after Jeannette had moved.
Jeannette gets married
Jeannette marries Eric.
Maureen had been living with her parents when her mom suggested she move out and become independent, she gets so mad she stabs her mom and gets arrested. After she is released she moves to California and stays there for a long time.
Jeannettes dad dies
Jeannette's dad dies of a heart attack
Jeannette divorces Eric.
Jeannette marries John
Jeannette marries John and couldn't be happier with him.
The whole Walls family gathers at Jeannettes house, and it is the last get together in the book and probably the best family event they have had in a very long time.