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A Spool of Blue Thread - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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It is 2012 and Abby is starting to have problems. She is 72 and Red is close to the same age. It is apparent from Red's conversation with Stem that neither he nor Abby are as quick as they once were mentally. Red tells Stem that Abby has given up driving because of something that happened. When Stem presses him for details, Red doesn't know.

The family becomes worried and throughout the year Abby's behavior continues to be worrisome. She often just stares off into space, forgets where she's going, and argues about things that no one has even brought up. When she throws away her idea box, Red begins to really worry. The idea box was a collection of phrases and scraps of paper that Abby had been collecting to turn into poems at some point. When confronted with her actions, she tells them that...

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