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: Hoke? Hoke Colburn
: Yes'm. Daisy Werthan
: You're my best friend. Hoke Colburn
: No, go on Miss Daisy. Daisy Werthan
: No, really, you are...
[Takes Hoke's hand
] Daisy Werthan
: You are. Hoke Colburn
: Did you have the air-conditioning checked? I told you to have the air-conditioning checked. Hoke Colburn
: I had the air-conditioning checked. I don't know what for. You never allow me to turn it on. Daisy Werthan
: Hush up!
: You should have let me keep my old LaSalle. It never would've behaved this way and you know it. Boolie Werthan
: Mama, cars don't behave. They are behaved upon. Fact is, you demolished that Chrysler all by yourself. Daisy Werthan
: Say what you want, I know the truth. Boolie Werthan
: The truth is, you just cost the insurance company $2,700. You're a terrible risk. Nobody's gonna want to issue you a policy after this. Daisy Werthan
: You're just saying that to be hateful! Boolie Werthan
: OK. I am. I'm makin' it all up. Look out there in the driveway! Every insurance company in America is out there, waving their fountain pen, trying to get you to sign up!
: I'm goin', Miss Daisy. Daisy Werthan
: [from upstairs
] Alright Idella, see you tomorrow. Hoke Colburn
: I'm goin' too, Miss Daisy. Daisy Werthan
[Hoke is trailing Daisy in the car as she walks to the supermarket
] Daisy Werthan
: What are you doing? Hoke Colburn
: I'm tryin' to drive you to the store!
: [on the phone, trying to get a ride to her hair appointment
] Well, I need you now, I have to be at the beauty parlor in half an hour... no, I most certainly did NOT know you have to call a minimum of three hours ahead! I don't know why you call yourselves a taxicab company if you can't provide taxicabs! Idella
: [in the other room, polishing a table
] Why don't you call your son down at the mill? He'll send somebody for you. Daisy Werthan
: That won't be necessary... I'll just cancel the appointment and fix my own hair! Idella
: Sometimes I think you ain't got the sense God gave a lemon!
[Hoke and Miss Daisy are talking about how he can't read
] Daisy Werthan
: You know your letters don't you? Hoke Colburn
: Oh yeah, yeah I know my ABC's pretty good, just can't read. Daisy Werthan
: Stop saying that you're making me mad! If you know your letters you can read. You just don't know you can read. Hoke Colburn
: Maam? Daisy Werthan
: I taught some of the stupidest children God ever put on the face of this earth and all of them could read well enough to find a name on a tombstone.
: Hey, there, Oscar, Junior... how you boys doin' this morning? Oscar
: How the old lady treatin' you, Hoke? Hoke Colburn
: Lord, I tell you one thing... she sho' do know how to throw a fit!
[Hoke, Oscar, and Junior break out in laughter
] Daisy Werthan
: What's so funny? Hoke Colburn
: Nothin', Miss Daisy. We jus' carryin' on.
[Hoke and Boolie are at the nursing home visiting Daisy. Daisy appears unwilling to speak much
] Boolie Werthan
: Hoke, I thought of you the other day on the expressway. I saw an Avondale Milk truck. Monster of a thing, must have had about sixteen wheels. Hoke Colburn
: You don't say! Boolie Werthan
: I was wondering how you'd like drivin' that thing around! Daisy Werthan
: [to Boolie
] Hoke came to see me, not you! Hoke Colburn
: Look like one o' her good days! Daisy Werthan
: Boolie, go charm the nurses! Boolie Werthan
] She wants you all to herself.
: [Hoke walks in, Boolie and Daisy are there to confront him about a missing can of salmon
] Mornin', Miss Daisy. I think it's gettin' ready to clear up out there! Oh, 'scuse me, Mr. Werthan! Boolie Werthan
: Hoke, I think we're gonna have to have a little talk. Hoke Colburn
: All right, sir. Just let me get outta my coat.
[pauses, then turns to Daisy
] Hoke Colburn
: Oh, Miss Daisy, yesterday, while you was out visitin', I went and ate a can of your salmon. Now, I know you said eat the left-over pork chops, but they was kinda stiff. So, I stopped at the Piggly Wiggly and got you another can. You want me just to go on and put it in the cupboard? Daisy Werthan
] Yes, that'll be fine... thank you, Hoke. Well, I guess I'd better get dressed now!
: [Hoke and Daisy are driving to Boolie and Florene's for a Christmas party. Daisy, a Jew, is annoyed at the extraneous Christmas light displays
] Everybody's wishing the Georgia Power Company a Merry Christmas. Hoke Colburn
: I bet Miss Florene got 'em all beat with the new house. Daisy Werthan
: If I had a nose like Florene's, I wouldn't go around wishing anybody a Merry Christmas! Hoke Colburn
] Yes'm... but, I tell ya, I do enjoy a Christmas at their house. Daisy Werthan
: Of course, you're the only Christian in the place! Hoke Colburn
: Well, they got that new cook. Daisy Werthan
] Florene never could keep help. Of course, it's none of my affair. Too much running around, if you ask me.
] Daisy Werthan
: The Garden Club this, the Junior League that... as if any of them would give her the time of day! But, she'd die before she'd fix a glass of iced tea for the Temple Sisterhood! I just hope she doesn't get it into her head to *sing* this year! Hoke Colburn
: [coming up on Boolie's house, looking at the gaudy light display
] Oh, Lord, look what Miss Florene done done! Daisy Werthan
: If her grandfather, Old Man Freitag, could see this... what is it you always say?... he'd jump up out of his grave and snatch her bald-headed! Hoke Colburn
: [bursts out laughing as he lets Daisy out
] HA! Jump up outta his grave and snatch her bald-headed! Miss Daisy, you oughta go on away from here!
: [Hoke is driving Daisy to Mobile
] Did I evre tell you about the first time I ever been outside the state of Georgia? Daisy Werthan
: No, when was that? Hoke Colburn
: Oh, a few minutes ago.
: I've never been prejudiced in my life and you know it. Boolie Werthan
: [about the Martin Luther King dinner
] Okay, then why don't you ask Hoke to go with you? Daisy Werthan
: Hoke? Don't be ridiculous. He wouldn't go.
: [as Hoke drives Miss Daisy to a dinner at which Martin Luther King is to speak
] Boolie said the silliest thing to me just the other day. Hoke Colburn
: What'd he say? Daisy Werthan
: We were talking about Martin Luther King. I assume you know him. Hoke Colburn
: No'm, I don't know him. Daisy Werthan
: But, you've heard him preach. Hoke Colburn
: Yes'm... same way you have, on the TV. Daisy Werthan
: I think he's wonderful. Hoke Colburn
: [Hoke ponders what Daisy said
] What you gettin' at, Miss Daisy? Daisy Werthan
: Well, Boolie says you wanted to go with me to this dinner. Did you tell him that? Hoke Colburn
: No'm, I didn't. Daisy Werthan
: [as Hoke looks at her seriously in the rear view mirror
] I didn't think so. What would be the point? You can hear him any time you like. I think it's wonderful how things are changing. Hoke Colburn
: [Hoke stops the car
] Now, Miss Daisy, the tickets for this here dinner came in the mail a month ago. Bein' that you wanted me to go wit' you, how come you wait till we in the car and on the way there before you ask me?
: [Boolie is eating lunch at Daisy's, trying to convince her that she can't drive anymore after her accident
] Mama. Daisy Werthan
: No. Boolie Werthan
: Mama! Daisy Werthan
: No! Boolie Werthan
: You know, it's a miracle you're not laying up at Emory Hospital. Or decked out at the funeral parlor! Daisy Werthan
: The cucumbers are pretty this year. Boolie Werthan
: Look at you, you didn't even break your glasses!
: I'd better be gettin' back to the office. Florene'll be havin' a fit if I don't get home on time tonight. Daisy Werthan
] Ya'll must have plans tonight! Boolie Werthan
: Goin' to the Anderson's for a dinner party. Daisy Werthan
: This is her idea of heaven on earth, isn't it? Boolie Werthan
: What? Daisy Werthan
: Socializin' with Episcopalians!
: Idella was lucky. Hoke Colburn
: Yes'm. I expect she was.
: It's 7:16! Boolie Werthan
: You should have a job on the radio announcing the time.
[Boolie and Daisy are discussing attending a dinner where Martin Luther King will be speaking
] Boolie Werthan
: Mama, we have to talk about this. Daisy Werthan
: Talk about what? Boolie Werthan
: The feasibility of all this. Now, I believe Martin Luther King has done some marvelous things... Daisy Werthan
: Boolie, if you don't want to go... Boolie Werthan
: I wanna go. You know how I feel about him. Daisy Werthan
: I know, but Florene! Boolie Werthan
: Florene has nothing to do with it. But, I still have to conduct business in this town. Daisy Werthan
] I know, Werthan Bag will go out of business if you attend the King dinner. Boolie Werthan
: Not exactly. But, a couple of men I do business with wouldn't like it. They might snicker a little, call me Martin Luther Werthan behind my back. You know, Jack Raphael down at Ideal Mills, he's a New York Jew instead of a Georgia Jew. And, the really smart ones come from New York don't they? Some of the men might throw their business to Jack instead of ol' Martin Luther Werthan. Maybe I might not hear about certain lunch meetings at the Commerce Club. I don't know, maybe it wouldn't happen. But, sometimes that's just how things work.