How Playing Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird Changed My Life

Years later, the phone would ring, and he’d be on the other end of the line. ‘What ya doing, kiddo?’ He’d check on me just to see how I was doing, because I lost my parents very early. My mom died three weeks after I graduated high school. My dad died two years after I got married. It was kind of hard. So after they were gone, Atticus would call and check on me.
— Mary Badham