From "Thirtysomething: Be a Good Girl (#2.15)"
She was never, you know, your standard perfect pie-crust grandma. I used to go to her store after school? She'd drop whatever she was doing. We'd go for ice cream or we'd go for a walk. Or she'd say, 'C'mon, let's get outta here. We'll go to the movies and hit the Chinaman. My treat.' I was fat. I looked like uh... Little Lotta. I didn't have any friends. But she was my friend.
Hope Murdoch Steadman
[putting a reassuring arm across Melissa's shoulders
] She'll be okay.
[changing the subject, eyeing the dessert fixings
] This is dessert? Make Your Own Sundae? You're reading Readbook again, Hope.