The meld of scalding remarks from her granny about strangers comes easily to the older woman. “Their gods have covered them all with sins, and those liars will reap what they sow!” Granny’s mental health had taken a downturn when her husband died, three years ago.
Julie shrunk down in the booth of the pizza restaurant as her granny’s voice steadily increased in volume. Julie usually liked her outings with granny but knew her senility was sometimes too much in a public venue and a family secret was out.
Then in a pause in her tirade, the old woman said, “You think they serve ambrosia here? You know it’s always grampa’s favorite.”