Charisse Slocumb: Bernice Talbot? My-my husband done did it wit' that child in that "Shop-Well" parking lot? LORD TAKE ME NOW. Charisse Slocumb: My husband done did it with that child in the Shopwell parking lot? Take me now, Lord! [falls to the floor screaming in hysterics] Marguerite Slocumb: Don't nobody mind her, she just likes attention. Marguerite Slocumb: [to Charisse] You think you're the only one with heartache? You think you're the only one with problems? I got a boy in the penitentiary and you don't see me huddled up on the floor or hiding in somebody's closet! Marguerite Slocumb: Welfare? That's your plan? Royce: Yep, pretty much. Marguerite Slocumb: Well you know what I say to that? [hits Royce with her Bible] Marguerite Slocumb: It's 7 in the morning, why aren't you out looking for a job? Royce: I'm not out looking for a job because IT'S 7 IN THE MORNING! Raynelle: [reading Marguerite's letter] I didn't see you in church this Sunday, I guess there must've been something good on TV, again... I know how you like that wrestling program. Woodrow 'Bud' Slocumb: Damn straight. Raynelle: [reading] I wonder if they'll have TV in Hell? Rev. Hooker: In my experience, it's best to remember the happier times. Raynelle: Well, they were few and far between... Ray Bud Slocumb: [to Raynelle] Mama, Antoine told me what you wanted on Daddy's headstone. I'm not having it. It's going to say, "Rest in Peace", That's 11 letters, so Antoine's gonna give us a $2 credit. [Reading what his aunt wants on her husband's headstone] Royce: "Mean and surly." Damn. Raynelle: [describing her husband] He was mean... and surly. Ray Bud Slocumb: [describing Lucille's last pregnancy]
I just wish she'd quit trying, the last one was the absolute worst. The doctor told her if she didn't want to lose it she'd have to lay flat on her back, not move for nothing. So we talked about it, decided to give it one more try. She fell asleep, I went to Rexall to get a prescription filled, got her a bedpan, got one of those chicken buckets incase she had to go while I was gone, took a little longer than I thought. When I got back, she'd lost it and didn't even know it.
Junior Slocumb: [to Bud] You always wondered how I was going to turn out, well you don't have to worry anymore, we're going to be just fine. Charisse is going into the music business, and I'm going to be her manager! Ray Bud Slocumb: My daddy is wearing ballet shoes! Charisse Slocumb: Are my kids drivin' you crazy? Lucille: Oh, no, honey; we locked them outside. Royce: Look, Mama, you right, okay? Them unemployment checks ain't gonna keep comin' in. I know you don't think I think about that, but I do. And when they do stop comin' in, I'ma go ahead on an' find me a nice gal... a good Christian gal... gon' 'head on an' settle down. Quit all this foolishness. Mama, I know you always wanted grandbabies. You always said that. Figure I'd gon' and have me a couple a' kids. One or two of 'em... [Royce's mother smiles] Royce: ...so I can get on welfare.