the early years the friends the family the mom the wife the TV producer the ham the driver

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Cut to: Wide shot of home office were Greg (a stunningly handsome 50’s (kind of) father of two, husband of one), sits with his much younger wife Jane as they figure out what they can contribute to a good friend’s web site.


Greg
I have known Sue since the early “Global TV” days and the apartment on Church Street. So I guess I have known Sue longer than you?

Jane
MUCH LONGER!!

Cut to close up: Jane killing herself laughing
Cut back to two shot - Greg not happy


Greg
Meaning what!

Jane
You’re just old ---er than Sue and me, you know she’s really just 18 with 32 years of experience. OOO that’s good. (more laughter this is quickly becoming a favourite one liner.)

Cut to close up

Greg
All right, moving on. What is the single, most interesting thing that sticks in your mind that we can use to describe Sue.

Jane
I think the comment that Loren Mawhinney made last week at dinner says it best. Sue is happy living in the moment. Whatever or wherever that moment happens to be. I’d say that sums it up pretty nicely. What about you?

Greg
The entertainer. Give her a mic -or not- and she will belt out a song anywhere and at anytime -just ask Geoff. She loves the stage and she says that she has no fear of getting up in front of people. And it shows. I don’t remember her ever having any fear even during the “Karaoke days.”

Jane
Ahh the Karaoke days…Remember the party she had at her apartment on Church Street? She even rented a Karaoke machine for that party and they were really expensive then.

Greg
Yeah, that night everyone seemed to want a piece of the microphone…Sue had to wrestle it away from the “doo-wop boys” as I recall.

Jane
That was some party… Hey remember, when Sue and Geoff moved in up the street. Just seven houses away…I knew it would be great having them as nieghbours.

Greg
Why?

Jane
Don’t you remember? The day they moved in, they came down the street. I offered them a drink. They both opened their coats and already had drinks on the go.


Greg
And look how quickly they assimilated into life in the Beach. And what about the kids?

Jane
I don’t want anymore.

Greg
No, I mean Sue and Geoff’s kids. Sam and Katharine.

Jane
They are great kids and our son loves the fact that they have known each other for practically all their lives.

Greg
No, no, no I’m talking about how she juggles.

Jane
Juggles? Sue doesn’t juggle!

Greg
Sure she does…you know her singing, working, being mom, wife, Fall Fair Host and beaches socialite.

Jane
Sue definitely does all of those things well and at once. But she doesn’t juggle.
And don’t forget Canadian Idol.

Greg
You know I just read in Playback that she is doing such a great job with the Canadian Idol’s preshow that they are actually getting great ratings.

Jane
But it isn’t on TV…

Greg
I told you she was good!!!!


Cut to: Jamie entering home office to see what Mom and Dad are doing

Jamie
What are you guys doing?

Jane
We are trying to write something clever to post on Sue’s 50th Birthday Surprise Website.

Jamie
You know Dad, I heard Mom say that you're older and Sue is really 18 with 32 years of …

Greg (sarcastically)
Yes Jamie, isn’t your mother smart…

Cut to: Catie entering home office to see what Mom and Dad are doing

Catie
What are you guys doing?

Greg
Something for Sue’s Birthday website.

Catie
Dad do you know, I heard Jamie say you're older and that Sue is really 18 years…

Greg
I KNOW, I KNOW!!

Jamie
Oh yeah, this is the website that Geoff sent “the Secret Email” about.

Jane
How do you know about that?

Catie
Jamie and I read all your emails.

Jamie
Yeah, Sam Rowan said that we should always check them out, that way you are never surprised by what your parents say or do.

Greg
Can we get back to Sue!!!

Jamie
I thought you were supposed send pictures or videos.

Jane
Your father, who has known Sue “MUCH LONGER” than I have, doesn’t file pictures very well.

Catie
So what are you going to do if you don’t have any pictures?

Greg
We are trying to figure that out.

Jane/Jamie/Catie
Why don’t we just wish her a Happy 18th Birthday!!!

The simplicity of his children’s (and his much younger wife’s) statement finally registers in Greg’s “MUCH OLDER” mind.

Greg
SUE
FROM ALL OF US COPELANDS DOWN THE STREET

HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY.

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