Dear Sally, I know that you’re frightened and there are many decisions I can’t prepare you for, but you must immediately tell the hospital and funeral director that I’m to be interred intact, in the family plot in West Laurel. Uncle William has the details from Grandpa Gene’s burial. I’ve also enclosed a portrait from the 1968 Republican winter gala. The blue chiffon I wore is my very favorite. I hung it in a gold garment bag in the hall closet beside the mink. Please bring them the lipstick from my handbag and remind them how I like to wear my hair. Will you show them the picture? Sally, I always worried about you because you march to the beat of your own drum, but now I know that’s good. I know your life will be an adventure. I love you, Mom.
season 2: “He left because you’re stupid and mean!”
season 3: “You say things and you don’t mean them. And you can’t just do that! Why are you laughing? I heard you, I heard you laughing. How could you be sitting there like nothing’s happening? Like he’s not gone?“
season 4: ”She doesn’t care what the truth is, as long as I do what she says.”
season 5: “Dirty.” (after Glen asks how’s the city)
season 6: “My father has never given me anything.”