Crabapple Cove, Maine
May 1985

Hawkeye and Margaret lie in bed while the Johnny Carson Show was on the T.V. in the background both doing their own thing. Margaret was reading the latest issue of Cosmopolitan and Hawkeye was writing up a proposal for a hospital to be built in Crabapple Cove in memory of Dr. Ben Hunnicutt, when Margaret stunned him with her question.

"Ben do you still find me attractive?"

"Margaret, you are the most beautiful woman I know. You make me so happy. You know every morning when I wake up I fall in love with you all over again. If that doesn't answer your question then what does, but I want you to know that in over thirty- one years I've never loved anyone as much as I love you nor have I ever stopped loving you."

"I'll take that as a yes and I love you too."

"So why the question?"

"Cosmopolitan said."

"You know that magazine can be quite ludicrous sometimes, but yet I like their suggestions, if you get my drift."

"You know what we need?"


"More spontaneity," she said seductively.

"Anymore spontaneity and we'd explode."

"We have no spontaneity?'' she said mock serious.

"No spontaneity huh? What was that little rendezvous in my office today?" knowing exactly what she was doing.

"Oh I don't know, why don't you show me Dr. Pierce," she said in her best innocent flirtatious voice.

"Margaret, are you suggesting we?" Hawk asked acting naive.

"You know what I mean, now shut up and turn that T.V. off!"

The room went dark and the rest well it speaks for itself.

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