Saturday, October 7, 2017
A retirement home in Danfield, NY. 1980.
Chris Carmichael is sitting in the dayroom. She is a stylish woman in her early 40s, dressed in chic French couture. Her mother, Lucy Carmichael, now in her 80s, in wheeled in by a nurse.
Nurse: Here we are, Mrs. Carmichael. You have a visitor.
Lucy (waking up): What? Who is it?
Chris: Hi mom, it's me, Chris, your daughter. (Nurse leaves)
Lucy: What? Who? I have a daughter?
Chris: Yes, remember I had a brother Jerry and we shared the house with Aunt Viv and her boy Sherman after our dad died.
Lucy: Oh, yes, it's all coming back now. Chris, sweetheart.
Chris: Good. Mom, I know I haven't seen you in many years, but there's something I've been meaning to ask you. Why did you just abandon me and Jerry when you moved to California?