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An Old Woman and Her Cat Summary

In "An Old Woman and Her Cat", Hetty Pennefather is left a widow when her husband, Fred, dies shortly after the Second World War. Hetty has four children, but none of them want to be around her. She gets a single Christmas card from one of the daughters at Christmas. Other than that, there's no contact with either her middle-aged children or her grown grandchildren. Hetty is a gypsy and has always been drawn to brightly colored clothing. Her quick temper and passion make her stand out, and her children don't appreciate her heritage. She'd left her heritage behind to live in an apartment with her husband and children. After her children leave home and her husband dies, Hetty finds that she doesn't like to be in the house alone and spends a...

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