"Well, I don't own it," Jessie said, "I just... manage it." Though that itself was more than she'd imagined she would have a few years ago. She was happy not to have to deal with the things owning the actual business would take. "I think we all have more strength in us than we assume. Sometimes we just don't realise that until we have to endure, you know what I mean?"
"That must be nice," Jessie said to him when he talked about having a big family. (She didn't think about her dead brother. She didn't think about her dead daughter. Those two most important family links that had been broken.) "Lots of siblings?"