"Their way of life was simple. On Sunday, they came to church, and on Thursday, Miss Regina did the week's shopping while Flannery had her music lesson. She was my last piano student, and it was fun, because after we finished what she had been told she should practice, we always had time to visit. And it was those times that I value...."
"When she came to ask me about taking lessons, I told her:"Flannery, you know how to play the piano." And she said, "Yes, I took lessons from Sister Mary Joseph. But you know and I know that Sister Mary Joseph was deaf, she wore a hearing aid, and if she didn't want to hear what you were playing, she'd just turn the hearing aid off..."