"Mom, we're leaving tomorrow. We're going on vacation for two weeks. Don't forget: call cousin Buddy if you have any problems." "Why should I have problems! I live here alone all the time. I manage fine without you both, thank you." "What's wrong, Mom? What did we do?" Susan is bewildered. "Nothing, nothing." Her mother begins to sob. "Just go on about your business, and don't worry about me."