“I’ve told you a thousand times to take that stuff down, now you have all afternoon, so get it done!”
Julie’s mom stormed out of the bedroom. Julie looked lovingly at the display, remembering all the good times before the divorce.
Julie didn’t blame anyone, it was just tough times and job loss and sickness combined, that caused her parents to leave each other. Julie had to split her affection and memories between them and this display was a needed reminder of better times.
Perhaps Julie’s mom shared those memories also, and could not bear to see them every day.