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Lost in Yonkers

Bella Kurnitz Grandma Kurnitz

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BELLA: Would you like some tea? It’s chilly in here … I bought a coffee cake at Grossman’s. It’s still warm … It’s alright if you don’t want to talk to me, Momma. I know you must be very angry with me.

GRANDMA: (Looks away from Bella.) You’re home for goot or is dis a visit?

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BELLA: We have to learn how to deal with each other somehow, you and me … And it can never be the same anymore … I’ll put my things away ... I think we’ve said enough for today ...

For full extended monologue, refer to the script edition cited here: Neil Simon, Lost in Yonkers, in The Collected Plays of Neil Simon, Volume IV. Simon & Schuster, 1998, pp. 148-152.

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