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"He wants to know if I'm alone."
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"And look, Papa, he shaves."
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"Say, Pop, do you realize the average child spends approximately fifteen dollars a year on candy?"
"Dr. Spock sure has your number."
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"Aha! Sunny Jim!"
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"What if I'd stayed home ever night curled up with a book – where would you be."
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"So this is the Mr. Waring who has made such a great impression on my little girl."
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"Well, good evening ,Mrs. Roosevelt."
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"We've intended to ask you about it for some time, Doctor, but never got around to it."
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"Right on this corner is where I first laid eyes on your mother."
"Hello, Mom – guess who they're taking!"
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"Why, it's Minnie Manngold! Married 'n' everything."
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"We couldn't help hearing!"
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"Hold tight to Mamma's hand, Gloria, and when Mamma makes a beeline, you make a beeline."
"I wish you wouldn't talk about those Japanese in front of him. He's been repeating some of your words."
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"Now salute Mummy, dear, and run along to bed."
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