Marcy thanked her and left the office.
"But she did neither."
"True but in Tula's world she did both. Tula ended up single and alone in life." Harrison paused and looked at Bunny,"Your father was a fine man. He was well thought of in the community. He and your mother were a good match."
There was silence.
Bunny said, "Go on."
"But things happen, people stray and your mother and Robert Maybank found that they liked each other. They carried on an affair for years. Most people in town knew about it but your father either did not know or would never admit it. To him, you and Anna Belle were the loves of his life - until he died so expectantly early."
Bunny was speechless.
"I don't think your mother ever recovered. She was burdened with guilt and grief."
"I'm confused. My father was married before he married my mother, then she had an affair with Robert Maybank while they were married and he still professed his love for her?"
"I know it sounds crazy but times were different then. It was not unusual for married folk to have dalliances with other people. Granted it was frowned upon, but that never stopped anyone. Tula and your mother were two beautiful women whom men sought for company. Unfortunately, while your mother was gracious and honest, Tula was kuniving and spiteful. She took things personally."
"But that was years ago. My Daddy is dead, Beau Jackson has been married for some time as has Robert Maybank."
"True, but I fear Tula has one last card to play. I don't know what she has but I can assure you it is not pretty. Tula always has an agenda."
"So where does Marcy fit in?"
Surprised at the question, Harrison asked,"Why are you worried about Marcy. She has nothing to do with what I just told you."
"Oh," said Bunny.