Throughout the story Granny's thoughts are introduced in a rather confused manner. We believe that this may or may not be the condition that the elderly experience during a time where they feel they may pass on. For a person in Granny Weatherall's position, one who has experienced an extreme shock from an action of a certain someone, George in her case, it may be possible that they, as she did, experience panic or confusion from such mental wounds. Elderly may experience flashbacks and or a loss of control over the thoughts in their mind, thus their position is similar to that of Granny Weatherall.

"Her father had lived to be one hundred and two years old and had drunk a noggin of strong hot toddy on his last birthday. He told the reporters it was his daily habit, and he owed his long life to that. He had made quite a scandal and was very pleased about it. She believed she’d just plague Cornelia a little" (2).