The day after Duff-Bloom's successful presentation in Denton, she was doing the mail with Cathy Rozelle, her ebullient assistant, when she
I thought he'd get a kick out of the way I start off, but the whole script is included. Then say I'm doing it at the University of Florida
Roselle's shorthand had it down almost as fast as Gale could say it. "I know you probably think I'm shameless," Gale said.
"Not really," said Rozelle.
"Well, I am. But it's for a good cause. I'm setting him up so I can go in someday and let him know there're some things bothering me."
"Well, one thing I can tell you, we never talk about merchandise around here anymore. We talk about everything else, God
"Yeah," Gale said with a grin. "You know, the stuff we buy and try
"Oh, sure, ˜merchandise, I
Doing mail three days later, Roselle handed over a large envelope from the chairman. Her speech and note had gone to him, the compliment highlighted on page one. He had shamelessly returned the speech with a note
Gale ”I completely agree!
Duff-Bloom had one more rehearsal, giving her speech at a "Workforce Issues Network" conference in New Orleans. She returned to Plano as Carol Edwards, Kim Lang, Mark Shoener, and W. R. Howell were enplaning for the West Coast. Soon Duff-Bloom herself would again be
The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, 6 A.M. After double-checking script changes, Carol Edwards managed to get back to her room, where she brushed her teeth, fixed her face, and changed. She then met Graham and the
In the ballroom, a crew set the last of 650 chairs theater-style in front of the stage. From the dark velvet back wall of the stage now hung big banners reading "Women In Golf SUMMIT" and "1993" with the LPGA logo. The room lighting was set at half, the spots playing on both podiums also at half. The big screen between the podiums had been framed and totally encased in the velvet wall.
Lang and Shoener were
"Yeah?" The rehearsal had been
"Remember how he was? Ad-libbing until Gale and Carol said that he couldn't because of all the cues? Then he reads through the rest fast and flat?"
"I mean, like he still didn't get it?"
"You have a point?"
Lang waved at the empty ballroom. "These are mostly women. Sisters. It will be a rally for sisters."
"And what if they really respond to him, to what he's saying? What if they yell back? What if they really get into it?"
"W. R. will be in heaven."
"No, the first time could scare the crap out of him. He could crater. Think of the stuff he usually says. Bor “ing. He's never done a show like this."
"I think we should alert him."
"Isn't that Carol's job?"
"What if she doesn't? She's pretty uptight. Excuse me." Lang moved her coffee and reached for one of the booth binders. She checked her watch, then