Sleepless in Seattle
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People who truly loved once are far more likely to love again.
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In the attic after dinner. Barbara shows Annie an old fashioned wedding dress.
Barbara: Here it is. The historical society wanted this and I never would give it to them.
Annie: Oh! Moml
Barbara: I notice these things are back in fashion.
Annie: Grandmother's dress.
Barbara: Oh, honey, he'salovely man Annie.
Annie: I know. He is wonderful, isn't he ? And he's such a wonderful athlete.
Barbara: Are his folks nice ?
Annie: You'II love them. We're going down to D. C. tonight to be with them Christmas morning.
Barbara: How did it happen ?
Annie: Well, it's silly really Um, l'd seen him at the office.
Obviously l'd seen him, he's the associate publisher. And then one day, we both ordered sandwiches from the same place and he got my lettuce and tomato on whole wheat which of course he was allergic to, and I got his lettuce and tomato on white.
Annie: It is, isn 't it ? You mrake a million decisions that mean nothing and then one day, you order take-out and it changes your life.
Barbara: Destiny takes a hand !
Annie: Mom, destiny is something we 're invented because we can 't stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental Barbara: Then how do you explain that you both ordered exactly the same Sandwich, except for the bread ? How many people in thisworld like lettuce and tomato, without something else like tuna ?
Annie: Well, it wasn't a sign. It was a coincidence.
Barbara: I was in Atlantic city with my family, Cliff was a waiter. He wasn't even supposed to work that night, and suppose he hadn't.
He asked me take a midnight walk on the steel pier, l've probably told you this a million times, but I don't care. And he held my hand.
At one point I looked down and I couldn't tell which fingers were his and which were mine, and I knew.
Annie: What ?
Barbara: You know.
Barbara: Magic. It was magic.
Barbara: I knew we'd be together forever, and that everything would be wonderful, just the way you feel about Walter. Walter, it's quite a formal name ~ isn't it. One of the things I truly knew was that your father and I were going to have a wonderful time in... the "sack" I believe you call it.
Barbara: Of course it took several years before everything worked like
clock:work in that department, so don 't be worried if it takes a while.
Annie: Well, we already
Barbara: Fine, fine. Fiddle-dee--dee. How's it working ?
Annie: Like.. clockwork.
Barbara: Oh! Honey.
( Annie looks at herself in the mirror and hugs Barbara while the dress rips all of sudden. )
Annie: lt's a sign.
Barbara: You don't believe in signs.
Dr. Marsha: Seattle, go ahead.
Jonah: Hello, this is Jonah ( dee.. )
Dr. Marsha: No last names, Jonah. You sound younger than our usual callers. How old are you ?
Jonah: l'm eight.
Dr. Marsha: Eight! How come you're up so late ?
Jonah : lt's not that late in Seattle.
Dr. Marsha: Oh, of course. You're absolutely right well, what's your Christmas wish, Jonah ?
Jonah: lt's not for me, it's for my dad. I think be needs a new wife.
Dr. Marsha: You don't like the one he has now ?
Jonah: He doesn 't have one now. That's the problem.
Dr. Marsha: Where 's your mom ?
Jonak: She died.
Dr Marsha: Oh, l'm so sorry to hear that.
Jonah : t 've been pretty sad, but l think my dad's worse.
Dr. Marsha: Have you talked to your dad about this ?
Dr. Marsha: WhY not ?
Jonah: lt's like it makes him sadder
Dr. Marsha: Well, I can understand that Jonah, is your dad home right now ?
Dr. Marsha: What's he doing ? IS he busy ?
Jonah: Not really. He's out on the deck.
Dr. Marsha: Well, l'm sure that I can help, but l'm going to need you to help me help him.
Annie: Oh, retched woman!
Dr. Marsha: ... What will you do is bring your dad to the phone.
Annie: Hang up Jonahl Don't listen to her!
Jonah: No wayl He'd kill mel
Dr. Marsha: Trust me. Jonah. He won't be angry when he realizes how concerned you are about him
Annie: Wanna bet ?
Jonah: Ok. But if I get yelled at, l'm never going to listen to your show again.
Dr. Marsha: Ok. Fair enough.
Jonah: ( to Sam ) Dadl
Jonah: There is someone on the phone for you. ( to Dr. Marsha ) His name is Sam.
Dr. Marsha: ( to listeners )If you've just tuned in, this is Dr. Marsha Fieldstone and tonight's topic is "Your Wishes and Dreams" and we ' re on the line now someone from Seattle.
Sam: ( picking up the receiver ) Hello ?
Dr Marsha: Hello, Sam. This is Dr. Marsha Fieldstone on Network America.
Sam: Ok, what are you selling tonight ?The micro hibachis or the ginza knives ?
Dr. Marsha: No, l'm not selling anything. I Just want to help. I want you to know that your son called and he asked me for some advice on how you might find a new wife.
Sam: Who is this ?
Dr. Marsha: Dr. Marsha Fieldstone of Network America and you areon the air
Sam: ( to Jonah ) you called the radio station ?
Dr. Marsha: Sam, Sam, are you with me ?
Sam: Yeah, yes.
Dr. Marsha: Your son feels that since your wife's death you've been very very unhappy and he 's genuinely worried about you.
Sam: ( to Jonah ) Hey, get out here. Get out herel Come on! Nowl'm not going to go through this alone.
Dr Marsha: I think it's very hard for him to talk to you about all this and I thought maybe you and I could talk Maybe it would make Jonah feel a little better, Sam ?
Jonah: ( to Sam ) Talk to her, dad, she's a doctor.
Sam: Of what ? Her first name could be "Doctor" .
Dr. Marsha: Sam. Sam. lt's his Christmas wish.
Dr. Marsha: Ok. Good. Now I know this is difficult, but how long ago did our WIfe die ?
Sam: About a year and a half ago.
Dr. Marsha: Have you had any relationships since ?
Dr. Marsha: No ?Why not ?
Sam: Ah, Marsha, or should I call you Dr. Fieldstone
Dr. Marsha: Dr. Marsha.
Sam: & Annie: Dr. Marsha.
Sam: I don't mean to be rude.,.*
Dr. Marsha: --. and I don 't want to invade your privacy.
Sam & Annie: Sure you do.
Dr. Marsha: Go on. Sam l'm listening. Sam
Sam : We had a pretty tough time there at first. ..
Dr. Marsha: Hum-um.
Sam: But we' re dealing with it and Jonah and I will get along just fine again, as soon as I break his radio.
Dr. Marsha: Ha-ha, I have no doubt that you' re a wonderful fater. You know, you can tell a lot from a person's voice.
Sam: You certainfy can.
Dr. Marsha: But something must be missing if Jonah still feels you're under a cloud. Now just a few questions. Are you sleeping at night ?
Jonah: He doesn't sleep at all. .
Sam: How do you know that ?
Jonah: llive here, dad.
Sam: Look, jt's Christmas. Maggie, my Wife, she really did... I mean. she loved she made everything beautiful. lt's just tough this time of year. Any kid needs a mother.
Dr. Marsha: Could it be that you need some one just as much as Jonah does ?
Dr Marsha: Don't answer that. Let's get into that right after these messages. Sam ?Jonah ? Don 't go away, ( to listeners ) If you 've just tuned in, we're talking to "Sleepless in Seattle . And we'II be right back, after this break, with your listener response.
Sam: What is she talking about ?
Jonah: This is when other peopie get to call in and dump on what you said.
Sam: Oh. Oh. This is really fun. And helpful...
Dr. Marsha: ( to Sam ) lf there was one question I was allowed to ask..
Sam: Oh, go ahead.
Dr. Marsha: People who have truly loved once are far more likely to love again. Sam, do you think there"s someone out there that you could love as much as your wife ?
Sam: Well, Dr. Marsha Fieldstone, that's hard to imagine.
Dr. Marsha: VVhat are you going to do ?
Sam: Well, l'm going to get out of bed every morning, and breathe in and out all day long. And then after a while, I won 't have to remind myself to get out of bed in the morning and breathe in and out. And then after a whi(e, I won't have to think about how I had it great and perfect for a while.
Dr. Marsha: Sam, tell me what was so special about your wife ?
Sam: How long is your program ? Oh, well, it was million tiny little things, and where you add them all up, it just meant that we were supposed to be together And I knew it. I knew it the first time I touched her. It was like coming home. Only to no home l'd ever known. I was JUst taking her hand, to.he(p her out of a car and I knew it. It was like...
Sam : Annie: ... magic.
Dr.Marsha: Well folks, it's time to wrap it up.I'm Dr. Marsha Fieldstone in Chicago, and to all my listeners, a magical and merry Christmas. And to you, "Sleepless in Seattle" , we hope you 'II call again soon and let us know how it 's going.
Sam: Oh, you count on it.
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Destiny takes a hand!
l've been pretty sad,but l think my dad'S worse.
We had a pretty tough time there at first..