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Mae Peterson Lines
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It's either her or the all-clear
Mamma! What's the matter?
Don't worry about me sonny! I'm just a little faint, from the subway
Mamma, I told you to take a taxi!
Taxi! What do I need with taxis? I'll leave the taxis for my successful son. A mother can ride crowded in a dirty subway full of foreign people wouldn't give you a seat if your life depended on it, but what's the difference; nowadays a mother is lower than dirt anyway! Here's the money I saved from not taking the taxi; buy some candy with it. Who's she?
Mamma, you know Rose Alvarez from the office
This is Rose Alvarez? Pretty little Rose Alvarez? I can't believe it... Rose, what happened? You had a sudden shock or something!
Excuse me, ALbert; I think I'll go see if Conrad's here
By all means, Miss Alvarex. Look at her, Sonny. How nice she looks. It's a wonder to me some older man doesn't snatch her off. A personable matron like that with brains and a few dollars. What a catch you'd be for a convalescent. Goodbye, Rose.
Call me Mrs. Peterson
Mamma, what I wanted to discuss with you is sort of about Rose. Maybe you'd better sit down
Why? I know my Sonny. He loves his mamma. He isn't going to say anything that would break her heart. Go ahead, dear. What about Rose
Well, it's about Lou, too
... Lou. Where are you Lou? Struck down by a beverage I consumed faithfully for thirtytwo years. What about Lou?
Well, mamma, Rose thinks, and I agree, that I should give up Almaelou. What's the matter, Mamma?
Nothing's the matter. You killed me, that's all. Lou, I'm coming, I'm on my way up
You don't understand, Mamma. It's just that Rose thought... I mean I thought, I mean. Look mamma, here's some money. Take a cab home. The subways are too crowded
Nothing is too crowded for a mother. I'll go during rush hour. Wait a moment, how many blocks is it after all? Only a hundred and seven. I'll walk.
Enjoy yourself, son. Take care. Wear your heaby coat. Be careful crossing the street. Keep you money in your inside pocket. Wear your rubbers. And eat a hot lunch....
Yes, I did, Rose. I wrote her the day we left, which leaves three days and three nights for her to get in touch with me and so far not a word! If you ask me, she's accepted the whole thing by now. Come in!
... Three days and three nights on a Trailways Bus, but what's the difference, I'm only a monther and for a mother a Trailways Bus is good enough.
Mamma, what are you doing here?
Did you think I wouldn't come? A woman gets a letter obviosuly written under the influence of drugs and she should stay at home? Pay no attention. It's only a mother's tears. "Dear Mom: This is to let you know that Almaelou is dissolved. Your friend, Albert". Almaelou is dissolved? Dissolve me! Who am I anyway? A sick old woman, probably won't last the night. I just watn a simple stone, with one word carved on it.... Albert's Mother. And don't hire a limousine to get me to the rinal resting place. I'll walk
And tell that Spanish friend of yours I forgive her. She knowth not what she doneth.
Mamma, Rose is right here!
This is Rose? I can't believe it. She looks like Margo when they took her out of Shangri-La. For her own sake, Albert, send her back to Tibet. And don't worry about a secretary. It so happens I met on the bus a perfect secretary. A wonderful regined girl on her way to Akron only I persuaded her to get off here. Sonny, say hello to Gloria Rasputin
But mamma, I don't need a secretary; I have Rosie!
What does Rosie need a job for? In a year or two she'll be getting social security
I tap dance! I figured I could help you with the secretary stuff, and you would help me get into show business. Hold this, honey. Mae, can you hum Suwannee River?
It's my favorite selection
Get a load of this, Al
For a few minutes, Mae, gimme a hand, will you? Al, you push from the other side. Easy now...
Sonny, for the movies, they can always cut away while they jack her up. Albery, why don't you take Gloria somewhere and see how fast she types
Attagirl, Rosie. You just keep working and I'll go along with Miss Rasputin
I'll find you a typewriter
Get out of my way, Albert!
Be careful, Sonny! She may be armed!
You go upstairs with Conrad and see that he gets into bed
Wair for me, Conrad I'll make you a nice hop cup of Terramycin
Now look here, Mr. Lewis, no three cent reporter can bulldoze me! I happen to be Albert J. Peterson and you can print that in whatever cheap paper you happen to represent! It's not a paper, it's a magazine. And it's not Mr. Lewis.. It's Mr. Luce. Rosie! I need you!
Sonnyboy! Where are you going!
Nowhere mamma. Just out. It's stuffy in here so I thought... To look for Rosie, mamma! I lover her and want her back!
Is that all? I thought it ws something serious. By all means, sonny, find your Lady of Spain adn bring her back here. And by the way dear, when you get back be sure to stop in the kitchen, take my head out of the oven, and turn off the gas....
It's a strange house. I don't want to run up a bill
Mamma, I've had enough of this! If you really loved me, you'd help me find Rosie before it's too late. Don't you realize what's happened? That poor girl's gone out to make up for all the years she wasted on me. Who knows what low dive she's in at this very moment
Oh, Sonny, you're right! I'll help you find her. Only maybe I better give you the message from Conrad first...
Nothing to worry about, Darling. He just says he's going out tonight and he doesn't think he'll be back on time to kiss Kim tomorrow
Mamma, why didn't you tell me that!
I tried to, darling sweetheart, bue you kept beinging up a certain part from South of the Border
Mamma, don't just stand there! Do something!
Conrad, did you ever think in terms of a more mature woman?
You can't go out without my permission! It says so in your contract! mamma, get the contract. It's in my... never mind, I'll get it myself. Conrad, you stay right here
Here it is! Maude's Roadside Retreat! I'm coming, rose! Hurry Mamma!
I don't know why we have to go running around all night looking for someone it would be better not to find in the first place! If you listen to me, Sonnyboy, you'll come home, have a nice cup of Postum and go to bed
I told you I"m not coming home till I hind Rosie! Now if you want to leave, that's okay with me. As a matter of fact, it's not a bad idea.... Why don't you go home mamma?
What did you say, sweethear darling
I said, "Why don't you go home, Mamma?"
Would you mind repeating that once more, sunchine of my existence?
I said, go home, mamma. I don't need you anymore!
So it's come at last! At last it's come! The day I knew would come at least has come at last! My Sonnyboy doesn't need me anymore. Well,what are you waiting for? Get rid of me! Put me out with the garbage! Just throw me out with teh used grapefruits and empty cans from the Bumble-Bee salmon. Never mind putting a lid on. Leave it open so a hundred thousand pussycats can walk all over a mother. And by the way, sweetheart darling, I got some good news for you. I got the report from the hospital. It's absolutely definite. I got a condition. Never mind what kind of condition - a condition. And the one thing doctors can't cure is a condition. I don't want you to spend a cent. Just wait till MOther's Day, wrap me in a flag, and dump me in the river! Well, I feel better now. Everything is as it should be. A mother is lyting on top of a sanitiation truck bound for the City Dump, and a son is running around in saloonwith a Mexicali Rose who came over for the fruit picking season and stayed to reuin an American woman's life!!
Are you finished, Mamma?
You're just like your father-you'd marry anything. Goodnight, Sonnyboy
My name is not Sonnyboy
Oh Rosie, nothing can stop you now!
So we're alone at last. Have you a minute to spare for a heart-to-heart with an old friend?
I'll always have time to talk with the woman who by tomorrow evening i'll be able to call-
Don't say it, Rose!
I'll be able to call Mother
The cruelest word I ever heard! To think I would live to see the day I'd have relative in El Salvador
Here's a blank peice of paper I signed my name to, Albert. You just fill in whatever you want
Rose, you look good from a change. I know all about you two. Don't worry! I won't make a fuss. I'll do what any intelligent Mother has to do.... Goodbye dear. Don't worrry about teh coat. You'll have three mink stoles as soon as the train passes over me
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