Through the miasma and out the other side. I think Grandma Ada needs time to figure out what has come to pass and perhaps shake off the stress of her life before joining St. Bonaventure. So, Beatrice awaits in Purgatory. I wonder of Grandma Ada’s “Beatrice” is her friend with the sunflower garden or the neighbor with the nice veranda? Perhaps Sunflower Lady and Veranda lady can be her guides.
Grandma Ada had many church-lady friends and acquaintances who kept her employed. She had many jobs throughout her life and the last was as a crossing guard. Much like Hyacinth, I can imagine her mothering the neighborhood children on the importance of a neat appearance. I wonder how many with dirty socks tried their best to sneak past her unnoticed!