Old Bear Wife: My Love, why, over all these years, didn’t we go places or do anything, together? Why did you ALWAYS go alone or with other people?
Bump Onna Log: I didn’t always go alone.
Old Bear Wife: Can you remember ONE time you included me? Just ONE?
Bump Onna Log: I’m sure there where one or two times, I just can’t recall right now.
Old Bear Wife: Where you so ashamed of me? My appearance? My personality? You were afraid I might say something you wouldn’t like or that others might disagree with?
Bump Onna Log: No, I was never ashamed of you.
Old Bear Wife: Then why did you not want me with you?
Bump Onna Log: Would you just STOP!!
Old Bear Wife: But you excluded me from all social happenings, even from family, from … everything …
Old Bear Wife: (Fear and grief on face and in voice) Was it other women you just didn’t want me to see? Did I cramp your style? Why did you exclude me, entirely?
Bump Onna Log: I didn’t exclude you, I just didn’t included you.
Old Bear Wife: But why? Where you punishing me? Why? Revenge for some time that you felt left out?
Bump Onna Log: No. No. I SAID no.
Old Bear Wife: Other women, was it Nancy, Inez, Libby, Faye, Rose Marie, Rose Mary? … Who?
Bump Onna Log: There you go accusing me!! THAT is why I left you out! If you went I KNEW you would be like this with all the recriminations and accusations!!
Old Bear Wife: (trying not to cry in anguish, but it leaks into voice) Oh, you were isolating me because you knew I wouldn’t like it?
Bump Onna Log: YOU don’t make any sense. You just go on and on and on about the same thing. Why don’t you just shut up.
Old Bear Wife: Crying in frustration and anguish. You just wanted to keep your options open? for new relationships?
Bump Onna Log: You are ALWAYS angry. You never say a kind word. Do you just want me to quit EVERYTHING? Never do anything?!!!! THAT is what is sounds like to me.
Old Bear Wife: You say that whenever you know it is an activity in which I want to participate. You even cancelled your Reunion/Birthday gathering, because you thought I might be back in time, from helping my 95 year old father. You canceled it so I, the uninvited guest, wouldn’t crash your party. You even don’t want me to participate in pow wows, now that you want to go.
Bump Onna Log: There is just no use trying to please you … and all of this fuss because I want to do this ONE thing alone. You argue about everything. I always knew how you would be like this. You make no sense at all. Just let it go!!! I never NOT wanted you … all this because I want to do this ONE thing by myself .