No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories - Big Mama’s Funeral, Part 5 Summary & Analysis

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Artificial Roses – Early one Friday morning, Mina prepares to go to mass to take the First Friday communion. She is upset, however, because the sleeves of her dress are missing. When she finds out that her blind grandmother washed them, Mina tries to dry them, but they’re too wet. She tries to dry them, but then finds that time is too short for her to wait. She puts them on wet and goes, but comes back a few minutes later, going straight to the toilet. When she’s finished, she sits with some coffee, not going to Mass at all but unable to drink the coffee because she is so angrily tearful – or tearfully angry. As her grandmother listens closely, Mina goes into her room, takes some letters from a secret chest in her armoire, and flushes them down...

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