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"Sure, I dreamed of having football dates, but my real dream was that one day I would write something that people would actually read (68)." This quote embodies what Skeeter stood for. She spent half of her life behind a typewriter. She didn't have much fun, but she was okay with that because she knew that the frivolous college activities were not what was important in life. Her mother wanted her to come back from Ole Miss with a husband, but she came back with a degree and a dream.