One True Thing - Pages 125 - 139 Summary & Analysis

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Kate threads red ribbon through her mother's wheelchair wheels, but no one in town acknowledges the decoration, as if doing so would acknowledge the cancer, a topic of conversation everyone in town is eager to avoid. All the other Minnies compliment Kate and Ellen on their tree, and Kate claims that in these situations, gaudy is key. The night before, Kate had goe out with George. She had timed her morphine perfectly so there wouldn't be any lapse in pain management as they went out for dinner and to the choral concert afterward. The couple had not stayed out long and when they had returned home, it was clear that Kate had been crying. Her wheelchair hadn't fit through the door frame at the restaurant and she had fallen asleep during the concert. The next morning, however, she had awakened with a peaceful look on...

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