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Just like you’re doing now. So many changes . . between us, I’ve always wondered if we’re getting closer, or just growing further apart? MONA It’s always that way with people. Just when you think you know, something happens. LUANNE Mona, I know this is a bad time for you. I have to be honest with you. There was another reason why I came here. Now, I don’t think I could ask you. It doesn’t seem like the right thing to do now. I was going to ask you— ask you . . MONA No. No, LuAnne. I can’t do it any more.
Cheryl Horse. One of my granddaughters from Poplar. LUANNE Oh. Is this one of those give-a-something blankets? MONA No, it’s for her . . her burial. LUANNE Oh, Mona—oh, my dear. I didn’t know. I’m so sorry to hear it. How did she—how did she pass away? Here, sit down. You poor thing. MONA Her mother and aunty, they were coming to Wolf Point. They were waiting to get on the highway and a drunk driver swerved and slammed his car into their car. Her mother and aunty were the only ones, who . . LUANNE Oh, Mona, I’m so sorry.
Not just us. Say—I understand that some of those new council members get new houses when they get on the board. Why haven’t you gotten one? MONA If Indin people were to get all these free things like you’ve heard, we could all be millionaires and there wouldn’t be any reservations. We could buy land and start our own countries. LuAnne, this is my house. I bought it. Me. I bought it with money I made from leasing my land to a farmer. Do you think I stole this house? Oh dear. Why did you come here?
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