In the book Crazy Lady, Vernon’s mom had died. It had been really hard for him since then because she was the one who actually made him feel good about himself. Vernon wasn’t very good in school. Even though he barely passed third grade, his mom never blamed him. His mom would make him feel special. When his mom died, the special feeling started to fade away slowly. Since his dad knew how hard it was for him, he would try to be like the mom, kind, and never shouts. But Vernon never thought that it was the same.