Fiorella needs to pick up a nice outfit for her upcoming high school reunion--something that says she's chic, semi-mature, and successful; something an up-and-coming author would wear; something that will make people want to buy her book when it comes out. Maybe a signboard would do.
Fio isn't sure why she's going to the reunion anyway. Sure, it's nice to talk with old high school buddies, but our lives have all taken different paths, and the conversations will tend to be short. And we have to be careful not to tread on each other's political toes. And Husband, who is not gregarious, won't know a soul there.
But there's a double mission going on here. We're also going to stop at the cemetery and lay flowers on Fio's parents' graves. And that's worth the whole trip.