So, come in and sit down. Well, l cannot wear them. Yes, before you explode, boy. Does that include horseback riding lessons? How long is it gonna be before you get tired of this thing and move on to the next, like you done that little play-acting group you was all stirred up about last year? You know, me and Willy was supposed to go down to Springfield. You cats know how to reach me.
How far along are you? You got a nice wife, a fine boy, you got a job. Well, how was your last day? So, how much time we got? And Walter Lee can put up some screens in your room around the baby's. You wouldn't even begin to understand. They said they sure going to be glad to see you when you get there. What do you mean he's shallow? You sent all the way for me? But, you know, Brother isn't the crazy one. So tired you couldn't do nothing to help us out, could you? And l know you're not in that closet. Nothing l do make it no better.
Verdi's La Traviata, Randolph Hall, Friday night. Oh, look at this bathroom. Enough of this assimilationist junk. You about to get your fresh little jaw slapped. He taught me to keep my eye on what does count in this world. No thanks to their women.
Well, that's a pretty young thing just walked out of here. What you want with Miss Tilly? About the same as the first, far as l can remember. And all l got to tell him are stories about how rich, white people live. Heck, give up on the whole human race. He did what made sense to him. You'd never think one man could grieve so much.
You gonna come home so you can start doing somebody else's work. The money belongs to Mama, Walter. Though their aspirations collide, they try to find a way to retain their family's cohesion. Don't make the mistake of driving that girl away from you. They may not have enough money to rub two nickels together, but drink they're gonna do. Walter Lee done finally sold you on investing? And do you look great! Me and Ruth, we done made some sacrifices for you. They don't have no problems with it.
And here's the beautiful part. And, Mama, these white boys, they don't look much older than me. Walter, honey, can't we just try and talk about this? That could have been us. All right, here's the deal. Well, you and Daddy were wrong. Oh, you do this with my son. Well, leave the rest for me.
You know that check coming tomorrow. You are gonna follow me out of here, Walter Lee. Look, if it's not a good time, l can. See, it's a gardening hat, like the ladies wear in the magazines. Or fester like a sore, and then run? He needs something, you know? Well, l suppose a phone number can't hurt. Scotch, rocks and another one on the side, beautiful.
And we all feel that way. Ants can't even understand what the giant is talking about. And then you decide what to do with it. Sometimes, they don't think clearly, but you got good children. Well, first, l'll put my arm around you, like this.
And no stomping them little feet. Where is the honest-to-God bottom so he can't go any farther? And what do they do? Hey, Travis, put on your jacket. What's the matter with you? You hush your mouth, now. Can l please bag groceries? No, but the line between asking and just accepting when the time comes -is big and wide, ain't it? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Decided that this is the way we're gonna live. But, Lena, we gotta move. But they going to be all right.