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Why is Carla so upset at Miles death? She carries on like she was the widow.
-- Anonymous, April 22, 2000
Well, as Dale said, Miles was her first sweetheart. She probably still has feelings for him because of that. Or maybe she realizes she made a mistake and chose the wrong brother. I get the feeling she thought about that a lot from Dale's comment about how little money Miles had in savings and that she has gotten a lot more from him even after their divorce.
-- Anonymous, April 26, 2000
I think Carla was so upset because of what she did to Miles. She was seeing Miles when she met his brother. I think she is disgusted in herself for doing such a wrong thing as she did. I also think she is feeling guilty for not being a friend to him for many years. She might also blame herself for Miles not being around his brother or nephew.
-- Anonymous, May 01, 2000
I don't think Carla is feeling any kind of lose for Miles. I myself believe she is putting on an act. She has turned into her mother, and playing part of a grieving sister-in-law. The fact is that if she really cared for Miles or anyone else, her children would have meet them and not have to wonder who they where. I don't believe that she really even cares much that Miles is dead. To me it's just fake sympathy, something the writer was trying to demonstrate that some people have.
-- Anonymous, April 25, 2001