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The Baby Sitter episode #52 -3 of 5 pages

I was watching The Baby Sitter the other day and I couldn't help but thinking of what an odd couple Leona Pickford Bartell and Wood Bartell made. I can't imagine this!

Leona told Lucas everything. "I was singing in a place down Fort Worth. Same kind of an act I'm doing here. He came in kind, big and brawny, but quiet and clean. Talked real soft to me. He talked about loneliness, about love, family, work and devotion. He talked about everything except what was on his mind. To confer salvation on what he thought was about the worst kind of a woman he could dig up. Then when the baby came, he decided she was the one that needed to be saved. I decided the only kind of savin' we needed was from him. So I ran. I got as far as here and ran out of money. Now he's come to take my little girl."

I can't image Wood Bartell could sweep anyone off their feet, let alone talking sweet to her. This was not a match made in heaven.

Another thing, Leona & Lucas kissin' cousins????? That sure was some kiss for cousins. I think, not sure, maybe hillbillies / kissin' cousins acted that way, but I think that was more than relatives kissing each other.....

I wonder how they directed that scene?

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