• Dolly and Beulah lay out a buffet supper to welcome Lady and Jabe home from the hospital.
• Dolly and Beulah gossip about Jabe's illness, which they believe is terminal.
• Dolly and Beulah remark that Lady and Jabe have separate bedrooms, a circumstance they compare to that of a jail, and about how Jabe and Lady got together.
• Beulah tells Dolly that Jabe bought Lady, after her heart had been broken by "that Cutrere boy."
• Beulah talks about how Lady's father, whom they refer to as "the Wop," moved to the area from Italy and brought with him a small monkey who danced to the music of a mandolin.
• Beulah says that "the Wop" made a lot of money off the sale of illegal whiskey during prohibition, which he used to buy land and plant a vineyard.
• Beulah describes how the town used to party there, and how...
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