Long, Hot Summer, The


Belongs to a fellow|named Varner.

What doesn't?

What's your name, boy?

Quick. Ben Quick.


Sure now.|So that's him?

Heavenly days!|There's Agnes Stewart.

She called up all nervous and fluttery|this morning to say she was comin' over.


Jody, I'm home!|And I spent all your money!

Well, looks like you sure|had a busy day, honey.

Just wait till you see|what I have for you.

Bought you a red-and-white pure silk tie|and a box of brown sugar pralines...

bedroom slippers.

I bought you|all kinds of other things too.

Whole bunch of new records|and some sport shirts.

- All sorts of things!|- Honey, it ain't my birthday.

I just wanted you to know you was|in my thoughts up there in Memphis.

You just sit down and close your eyes.|I'm gonna model my purchases.

You wanna know something,|honey?

- I hate this house|when you're not in it.|- Well, I'm in it now.

And I'm gorgeous!

Wait till you see|this new dress!

They show the same one|in theJune "Vogue" magazine...

only without these|little bows in the back.

Salesgirl said to me,|"Miss Varner...

that dress was made|in heaven for you."

On account of|I'm so long waisted.

She said five customers|had that dress on...

and I was the only one|did anything for it.

You like it?

What I like is you,|honey.

- "There's more."|- There sure is.

mighty pretty.!

Ooh! Oh, now.

- You come to your daddy. Come on now.|- No!

Come to your daddy! I got you!

- I got you!|- Jody!

What in the world's|going on up there?

We don't go in much|for stately quiet around here.

so much energy on a day like this?

That party has been going on|since Papa left for the hospital.

I don't see how you can stand all that|hootin' and hollerin' and carryin' on.

- It would turn me into a nervous wreck.|- They're young and in love.

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