Ethel Thayer is having a conversation with her grown-up daughter,
Start: Here we go again. You had a miserable childhood. Your father was overbearing, your mother ignored you. What else is new?
End: Life marches by, Chelsea, I suggest you get on with it. You’re such a nice person. Can’t you think of something nice to say?
For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Thompson, Ernest. On Golden Pond. Dramatists Play Service, New York, NY. 1979. p. 59.
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