She decides she would like to see him again, after all.
She wants to make sure he understands that he did not ruin her life; she was able to pick up the pieces.
Her father lived to be 102, so she might just last to "plague Cornelia a little". Granny has weathered sickness, the death of a husband, the death of a baby, hard farm labor, tending to sick neighbors, yet she has kept everything together.
Their flavor hints at 3 things: cantaloupe, mild-lemon, and a honeydew melon...
But it is itself unique and definitely worthy to be included in our family of foods.
True, they don't have much of a taste; textured similar to a soft honeydew melon, but, they are certainly edible. In the fall of the year during cotton picking time, we woull find a watermelon, muskmellon or a plum granny growing.
My mother raised Plum Grannys back in the late '40's and '50's, as did many other families in this area of eastern Kentucky. We knew they were ripe when they turned yellow -when ready to pick. The vine was only a couple feet long and has produced 6 fruit, 2 which have been ripe so far.