Things Fall Apart

What is the meaning of the following:

"... and old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb"? How does this relate to Okonkwo?

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It basically means that someone who has a problem with something cannot easily laugh it off or take it lightly; hence, old women (who typically have dry bones) feel uneasy when dry bones are mentioned. In the case of the novel, Okonkwo has issues with his father and for that reason he cannot laugh when others make fun of his father.