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John Jr. and Onika return home after spending the weekend with their father. Onika is anxious to tell Bernadine that John and Kathleen were married today and that she served as flower girl at the wedding. Onika also tells Bernadine that Kathleen is pregnant and John chastises Onika for her insensitivity. Bernadine had vowed never to react negatively about John in front of the children, but today's news pushes her over the edge, and she retreats to her bedroom for some privacy.

As Bernadine lay in her bed she pushes away thoughts of John and Kathleen and focuses instead on James. Soon Onika interrupts her pleasant thoughts by delivering today's mail, which contains a letter from James telling Bernadine that his wife has succumbed to cancer and, although he mourns her death, their marriage had been over for a long time. James is interested in exploring a...

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