Study Guide

Jimmy and Lydia in The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

By Katherine Anne Porter

Jimmy and Lydia

Granny's adult children, Jimmy and Lydia, show up at the very end of the story and hardly say a word. By then, Granny is close to her own end and barely recognizes them:

Their faces drifted above her, drifted away (57).

These two also pop up in Granny's musings, as the narrator remarks:

[Granny] wasn't too old yet for Lydia to be driving eighty miles for advice when one of the children jumped the track, and Jimmy still dropped in and talked things over: 'Now, Mammy, you've a good business head, I want to know what you think of this?. . .' (42).

So, there—Granny points to her adult children's continued reliance on her as proof that she's not just some useless old bat.

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