It's a good thing Mary is there to help Dear Old Shelly Cohen keep the proper perspective. If Shelly starts sharing the award with others at The Haven, it would only mean less glory for Mary.
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Mary and DOSC have somehow gotten into a 1940's era cab. Gee, maybe they can stop at the Automat on the way to the Awards Dinner, or go see that new Comden/Green/Bernstein hit, "On The Town" afterwards.
I think Mary must have made her own gala outfit - either that or she changed on her way out of DOSC's flat, because if she didn't, there's something very wrong with that bunchy neckline...
Wanders, thanks for the perspective you provided yesterday. You're right that non-profits only hold galas as fundraisers. Unless DOSC is a secret heiress, the Haven board would - maybe - let her hold the award before handing it to a big benefactor. (Hey, maybe the award goes to Hillary N!)
Henny Youngman, Jr. is the emcee for tonight's event. Here he goes:Hey, I haven't seen so many old bags since the last time I went to Lord and Taylor. If you have white hair, please stand up. Okay, those who are standing up, please leave. Mary: I don't get no respect. She leaves in a huff, which is similar to a taxi.
DOSC's transformation from Panel One to Panel Two reminds me of that Seinfeld Episode in which Jerry dates a two-face. Here's the link for an example.
Now that Moy has finally made it clear that Shelly will receive a major award for her service at The Haven, we can only hope that the award ia something worthty of her contribution. Something, say, like a leg lamp.
How I suddenly yearn for the carefree days of PSA's about water intake and proper stretching for older folks! This is getting painful...PAX Wellness Center painful!
Tomorrow: Overcome by envy, Mary slams the cab door on Shelly's stole. The fabric becomes entwined in one of the wheels, and Shelly makes a dramatic exit a la Isadora Duncan. Ninety minutes later at the Waldorf, the emcee announces, "Accepting the award on behalf of the absent Shelly Cohen is Mary Worth..." Mary cackles maniacally as she makes her way to the microphone.
Shelly seems to be channeling Indira Ghandi in panel 1...
Okay, so what are these ladies going to do after tonight, for the rest of the two to three months (I don't even want to think of what that might mean in MW time) of Mary's visit? Talk about awards? Handbags? Jeff? Artie? Milton?
Maybe Mary's visit with DOSC will be mercifully cut short by the news that Dr. Jeff is sick again and Mary needs to go to some 3rd world country where nobody has dark skin in order to savie his life!A meddler's work is never done!
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