One of the kids, Tom, finds an article in Modern Science covering "I Sing The Body Electric", a process of making a robotic 'mother substitute'.
The family goes to Facsimile Limited, who is the creator of this. Boy, it's creepy with all of the body parts and features around the room. It's super spoopy I say. Not just spooky, but spoopy! I think the mother might be either dead or gone.
The next morning, a woman in black walks up to the house and meets the kids in the front lawn. This is their new 'Grandma'. Karen and Tom are excited to meet Grandma, but Ann is extremely wary.
Ann is acting a lot like Spooner. It appears that Mom did indeed run off. Except she's dead, by suicide?
Grandma proves her love for Ann pushing her out of the way of the car, and she survives. "That's my job to live forever!" Death = Running Away?
Time passes, and the children are grown up to college aged, and Grandmother has to return to Facsimile, either to live with another family or join the 'room of voices'.
Compared to all of the other stories I've experienced, this is so sweet and nice. I almost cried. Because I'm a sentimental old high schooler. ;)