1. Raver dreams of growing old with a man who shares her interests and Witchel dreams of everyone holding fast food in the same regard as fine dining.
a. Raver’s husband did not share her interest and they grew apart. (p. 15)
b. Raver did not want to grow old alone, she was looking for someone to eat the vegetables that she grew. (p. 15)
c. Witchel said he is looking forward to the day when he “will no longer have to sneak off in the dark of night just to get a Whopper” (p. 28) to hide his love of fast food.
2. Raver is trying to make her dream come true with a big move to a new place.
a. Raver knew it was time to move on as she said that she had “ brought in the green tomatoes, and cut off the drooping heads of my Mammoth sunflowers, I knew that the spring would send me out into some new territory” (p. 16).
b. Raver had lost interest in gardening alone, she did not tend to the garden the way she had done in the past. That helped her know it was time to move on. (p. 16)
c. Raver does not seem to know where she is moving to, only that she has to move. (p. 16 – 17).
3. Witchel’s dream will happen when those who can afford to eat expensive foods instead choose to eat fast food.
a. Witchel describes how he grew up with a grandmother who was a great cook, but he loved eating Nathan’s hotdogs. (p. 27).
b. Witchel tells about times in New Orleans and Atlanta where he takes business associates out for fancy meals, only to sneak out later to eat local fast food. (p. 27 – 28).
c. Witchel explains how fast food is a growing American industry and sells a ridiculous amount of food every year.
4. I believe that Raver’s dream is more likely to come true.
a. Raver is looking for love and someone who shares her interest. She is in a remote setting now, but when she moves there will be more people and she will have the chance to meet someone who loves to garden as much as she does.
b. Witchel knows that there will always be a group of people that look down on...