Carmen had already spoken to Mums about it.
Mums, as everyone called Mrs. Reynolds, had been like a second mother to Lori and Carmen.
Lori's father had remarried after her mother died and Mums was the only stability she had known.
Why don't you call Mums and see if she'll watch Destiny?
"I'll call Mums," she said.
Carmen called Mums, who said she would come over and pick up Destiny.
She had never called her grandma and Mums didn't seem to mind.
Mums was still chuckling as she buckled Destiny into the car.
In spite of her extra pounds and gray hair, it was hard to believe Mums was in her late 60's.
After Mums left, Carmen and Alex headed for the barn again.
No one knew but Mums – and she couldn't know for sure.
Yeah. Mums the word on his condition, but he definitely hasn't croaked.
Remember now, mums the word.
Ma Reynolds - Mums, was the undisputed matriarch of the Reynolds family, and she made it clear that Lori would be treated with respect.
With crochet needles in her lap, Mums eyed Carmen over the rim of her reading glasses.
Mums rocked in her chair and finished counting stitches before she responded.
"Hmm, the window to the soul," Mums mused.
Mums put aside her yarn.
Mums walked into the room with two pieces of cake.
When the gifts were all packed in the truck, Carmen left Alex at the truck and went back in to thank Mums and those who had remained at the house.
After thanking Mums, Carmen returned to the truck and waited while Alex opened the door for her.
The mother arrived a few minutes later and as Carmen finished cleaning up the nursery, Mums and a few other women walked in.
The last thing they discussed was her wedding dress, and Mums was still talking to her about it when they emerged from the room.
Only Mums defended him, as most mothers do.
They were a conservative family, and Mums said Lori's behavior when she was young was forgivable.
They hadn't told anyone she was pregnant yet and Mums was sure to be happy for them.
Mums greeted her with the usual warmth.
Mums put an arm around her shoulders and led her to the table.
Mums lifted a brow.
Of course Mums would immediately know the cause.
Carmen nodded, accepting the cup of coffee Mums offered.
Mums sat down at the table and put a hand over hers.
Mums would understand, and Mums would keep it confidential.