September 29, 2019:

"Male cats will kill their kittens," she told me earnestly. "They become jealous of the mother cat's attention."

This short couplet of pseudo-science semaphores the truth of her own marriage. In the time after giving birth while she was unavailable for sex her husband, Johnny Machoburger, was not a happy camper.

In her lifetime of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of dominant males, divorce was her one act of rebellion. She said, "I broke the cycle of violence," the only statement I ever heard her make, ever, in a tone of pride.