By Patti G
Ted walks over to the chairs Brooke points to and waits as she sits down
before seating himself. He begins to think that this interview might have been a
mistake. He knows that Ms. English-Chandler is a legitimate and respected
journalist, and he is confident that the background story he created will prove
once again to have been worth the money he paid for it. Ted is also well aware that
Ms. English-Chandler is a respected journalist and not just the Editor-in-Chief
of a major magazine like Tempo, because she is married to the owner, Adam
Chandler. Over his career, he has made it a point not to give personal
interviews He believes (and in this case hopes) that this one time will prove
to be worth the risk.
Angie is going through some boxes she brought down from the attic and looks
at each item, remembering where it was from and deciding whether to keep it or
throw it out. Jesse walks in and asks Angie where she dug that nasty old box up
Angie tells Jesse she was just up in the attic looking for some clothes to
donate and came across this box of old mementos and photos. Jesse starts to
look at some of the items and comes across a framed photo of two young children.
Jesse asks, "Who are these kids"?
Angie tells Jesse that it is a picture of her and her older brother.
Jesse tells Angie he remembers her briefly telling him about her brother, but
that she hardly ever mentions him.
Angie tells Jesse that it has been so long since her brother left home and
that he never got back in touch with their family. Sometimes she forgets he even exists. When she does think about him, she wonders if he is well or
if he is even still alive.
Without saying anything to Angie, Jesse decides that maybe he will look into
finding her brother.
Barnett walks into the Yacht Club dining room and see his hosts, the Haywards,
already seated at a table and heads over to greet them. He has read a lot of
background material on Dr. David and is very aware of the man he is considering
doing business with. Barnett also looked into his lovely wife, Cara, and has to
admit he is surprised that she is married to him.
David notices Barnett first and stands up to shake his hand and introduce his
wife Cara. Barnett greets Cara and joins them at the table. The waiter comes
over, and they order drinks.
"Well, it is pleasure to finally meet you," David says to Barnett. Cara adds it
is her pleasure to meet him as well. Barnett tells the Haywards he has looked
forward to this dinner himself.
Barnett tells David that he has read with great interest the work he and the
Institute have been doing. He admits that when the story first appeared five
years ago about what David had been able to do, he along with most people were
completely amazed. To think you were able to bring back from the "dead" Adam
Chandler's brother for starters.
David thanks Barnett for his praise and tells him that the work that first
got attention five years ago was just the beginning of what he has been able to
accomplish in the past five years. He is hoping that with people like Barnett
supporting him, the extent of what he can do will be limitless.
Barnett tells David and Cara that he certainly wants to hear more about their
work as well as visit the Institute, and hopefully he will be able to come on
board with both his personal as well as financial support.
Opal is putting the finishing touches on the table she has set for herself
and her guest. She is as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking
chairs. Opal wants this evening to go well and hopefully cheer up her dear
The doorbell rings and Opal opens the door and welcomes her dear old friend,
Dr. Joe. "Come on in, Joe," says Opal.
Joe has not been going out much in the past month since Ruth has passed. Not
that people have not been inviting him, but he has had a lot to take care of in
the wake of his dear wife's death. Other than spending time with his
immediate family, he has just felt like being alone. He did accept Opal's
invitation as he does consider her family, being his son Tad's birth
mother, plus Joe knows that Opal won't stop asking him until he does agree to
have dinner with her.
They both sit down on the sofa, and Opal starts by asking Joe how is he
holding up? Joe tells Opal he is doing okay, but it changes from day to day. He
tells her since Ruth had not been sick, her death was very unexpected. Opal
certainly understands what it is like to lose a spouse. Even though she and
Palmer were not married at the time he died, it did not change how much it
affected her and how much she misses him.
Opal tells Joe that the Charity Ball Saturday night is a terrific way to
celebrate Ruth's life and her contribution to Pine Valley Hospital. Plus all the
money raised will go to the new wing at the hospital that will be named after
Ruth in her honor.
Joe agrees that it is a very lovely gesture what Angie and everyone is doing,
and he appreciates all of their support. Joe hesitates for a minute and then
asks Opal, if she does not have a date for the evening, would she consider letting
him escort her Saturday night? Opal is just overwhelmed that Joe would want to
escort her, and answers that she would be honored to be his "date" for the
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