"He gets a check from the government, but it don't keep them."
"But, Grandma, aren't there veterans' hospitals where he could go?'
"She won't give him up," Grandma said. "She's lost him once already." (3.96-98)
Grandma Dowdel understands the difficult situation that Mrs. Abernathy is in with her son, who has been damaged in the war and cannot take care of himself. But she also understands that Mrs. Abernathy's love of her son trumps all the hard times.