Various characters express their love for Grandma in this chapter, revealing the importance of truth in loving someone. In Grandma’s grandmother’s letter, she notes that in her father’s desire to express his love through an excess of rubies, he ignored the actual size of her wrist, making the resulting bracelet impossible to wear. Metaphorically, his love didn’t fit his daughter because it was based on a fantasy of what he found desirable, not the truth of who his daughter was. In contrast, Grandma’s father expresses his love for Grandma by writing the letter she asks for without even understanding why, an act that involves trusting his daughter’s needs. He doesn’t have to understand his daughter’s reasons to give a genuine token of love. In light of this, Grandma’s question about why people “make love” appears not to be about sex but about love that has to be effortfully “made.” As revealed by his sculpture, Thomas literally poses grandma to make her seem more like Anna. He speaks of compromise because he can only love Grandma if she’s like Anna. This fantasy doesn’t stand up to the litmus test of true, organically-created love established by Grandma’s grandmother and father.