What? I couldn’t do that. No! I don’t have to think about it rationally! I couldn’t do that. Why!? Because! I can’t leave mom. What would happen to her? Tell me. What would happen? She’s never managed alone. She’s always needed someone. At first she had her family, then Dad, and you after Dad, and now me. Who would be here if I left?Mom would be all alone. Is that what you want? Is that the only reason you came down!?!? Just to try and steal me away from mom? If you think that I’d move up there to be with you and that-that thing! I’m sorry. Why don’t you move down here. We could find a way. Bring Susan. You could do a lot of good down here. You could do a lot of good for mom. Who was here when she got out? You were already gone. I was the one who took here around to say hello to everyone again. I took her into each store! But, just go ahead, leave!
Independence , Jo