Crabapple Cove, Maine
October 1985

"You have reached the office of Dr. Benjamin Franklin Pierce. If this is an emergency call 911 immediately, if not leave a brief massage after the tone and we will return your call as soon as possible.''


"Dad? Mom? Grandpa? Grandma? Anyone? All right anyway it's me Elizabeth. I called Aunt Peg and Uncle B.J., but no one was home, and Henry is working and Trapper and Louise are in Boston so it makes no sense calling them because it is too far of a drive. Anyway I'm going nuts, Ben and Christina are fighting, Joshua's getting into everything, Ella fell and bumped her head on the coffee table, and the baby is kicking and I just want to lie down and read over a script. Listen its noon and I know the two of you are there. You two must really think B.J. and I are stupid, we know what goes on as frightening as the thought may be, but please answer the phone or come over here and help me. I'm so tired; I'm in agony help! Well if your not there just ignore what I said about B.J. and not being stupid, I'm going to I hear Christina screaming and Ben laughing hysterically and maniacal. *QUIET! * Got to go, call me as soon as you get this message, love you, bye!"

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