Crotchety, 80-year-old Norman Thayer has been forced, by his wife, to
Start: Hello… Um. How’s the weather?... Oh. No earthquakes?... Good… Oh, I don’t know if we’ll be able to come way out there.
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End: Listen, Ethel and I are coming out to visit, you know. … Oh, yes. In the winter...I’m not bullshitting you… Yes. Me, too. Bye! Adieu, mon vieux. (He hangs up, feeling quite chipper.) I talked to Billy.
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. 69.
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