"Her lips moved silently, forming the words, 'good-bYe--good-bye.' Then she whispered, 'that's a bright direction, there's glowing there.' "
"Far ahead on the road Elisa saw a dark speck. She knew...she turned up her coat collar so he could not see that she was crying weakly--like an old woman."
Elisa had a wish, as shown in the quotes above, for her flowers to be put to good use. But just like George and Lennie or Tularecito, even her small wish was stopped because of the pot-fixer's selfishness.