In "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," by Katherine Anne Porter, I think that Granny wants to see George, sixty years after their break-up, to tell him that she forgot about him; however, I think that there is an old heartache that she has tried to bury. She has his letters, and her husband John's letters locked away. She has repressed the memory of George because of the embarrassment of being left at the alter.
Granny is very clear about the fact that except for standing her up at the alter, he had never hurt her in any way. She had all the things she thought she would lose when he left: a loving husband who she loved, a house and children. She has struggled and faced difficult times, but she survived and is stronger for it. She feels right with God and doesn't seem to have regrets.
In some ways, I think she did forget George to a very real extent:
There was the day, the day, but a whirl of dark smoke rose and covered it, crept up and over into the bright field where everything was planted so carefully in orderly rows...For sixty eyars she had prayed against remembering him...
In her health, Granny has put George in his place: in her past, forgotten, filed away with other memories "in orderly rows."
However, as she approaches death, her thoughts wander and her mind won't cooperate: many images come to her from the past, and she sorts through them trying to ascertain what is real and what is imagined. The thought of being jilted by George upsets her if she allows herself to think about it. Being rejected, especially as a young woman who is in love, is not something that goes away easily. In her unguarded moments as life is slipping away, she confronts the memory of her husband, and then the unwanted memory of what she may consider failure: George's abandonment. He made the decision, but it is her pain:
Plenty of girls get jilted. You were jilted, weren't you? Then stand up to it.
This has been the way Granny Weatherall has lived whenever things were tough, and she knows her husband John, long gone, might not recognize her, but would be proud of her accomplishments with their family. All of these things she could battle—raising sick children and caring for the homestead. But regarding George's actions, she could only repress the memory. She has forgetten, until she becomes too weak at the end. The thought of him comes to her mind, but it seems simply like unfinished business as she puts her affairs, in her mind, in order.