And granny closed two fingers around jimmys thumb

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and granny closed two fingers around Jimmy's thumb. Beads wouldn't do, it must be something alive. She was so amazed her thoughts ran round and round. So, my dear Lord, this is my death and I wasn't even thinking about it. My children have come to see me die. But I can't, it's not time. Oh, I always hated surprises.
Identify two themes that are clearly developed in this excerpt of "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall." How does the author develop the two themes over the course of this excerpt? Be sure to use specific details from the text to support your answer.
realizes that means she is dying. Her child Lydia says, “we drove as fast as we could,” showing us that all of her children are there to be with her in her final hours. This shows the theme of how important and necessary family is.

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