Eve, the daughter of the Wilson’s was about to start out on her own in order to find farm work somewhere and in doing so, was separating from her parents. Even though parting ways was the last thing that any of the three members of which the family was comprised wanted, they all knew that it was much easier to find a room to rent for two instead of three, and easier to find work in one area for one person that it was two. Since so many farms were going asunder, the best way to ensure that both Eve’s father and she were able to be gainfully employed, they needed to try their lot in different towns so that one would not be competition for the other, and the odds for both of their security doubled. Eve’s mother was so sick from the amount of dust that the dry land had amounted to, that her healthcare and recovery were of the utmost importance to the family, hence why they felt justified in their separation. They were willing to do whatever it took to save each other, and the plan in which they formulated seemed to be the only course of action that would allow the potential of reaching that goal.