It was after midnight when a nurse told sal she could see her grandma. Sals grandma was lying still and gray on the bed.
42 The bus and the willow Pg 259
Gramps reached in his pocket and pulled out his car keys¨In case you need anything from the car¨Gramps said.He handed her a wad of money ¨In case you need it¨ Then sal said¨I dont want to leave gram¨ Gramps then said ¨She dosent want you sitting in the hospital¨Then she whet too the car looked at the map and drove.
42 The bus and the willow pg 262
back and forth across the hill the road snaked . For a half a mile Sal was on the inside of the hill and it felt safer,and then Sal came to a terrible curve,and for the next half mile Sal was on the outside, and the dark hillside stretched down and down.Back and forth Sal went half a mile safe half a mile on the edge of the hill.
The bus and the willow pg 262-263
Sal whet in the bus to search for anything her mother may have had left.Then Sal saw a police officer talking on the radio. And the police officer asked what happend.
A police officer told Sal to get in his police car. Sal thought the police officer was taking her to jail.But he didn't, he drove her though the city and up a hill And there was Sals mothers grave
On the tombstone beneath her name was a maple tree.Sal knew her mother was not coming back.