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    Smile just save a place for me

    Hello. I don't quite follow the last sentence in this dialog.
    Please help. Thank you.


    Mom: Now, you remember how to do this every time.
    I ain't always gonna be here to help you.
    Daughter: When I'm older, when the power's everywhere, can I call you?
    Even if we're far apart?
    Mom: When you're all grown up you can call me whenever you like.
    Just save a place for me.

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    Default Re: just save a place for me

    Hello Frindle,

    To tell you the truth, I do not know why that expression is included in your dialogue. Is there additional context that follows that might help us?
    It appears that Mom is instructing Daughter on the use of a telephone and it's understood that they will be separated - perhaps far apart. It's possible that "Just save a place for me" may refer to the Mom's desire to visit her daughter should she call.As I said, I do not know for certain why that expression was used.
    John

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    Smile Re: just save a place for me

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    Hello Frindle,

    To tell you the truth, I do not know why that expression is included in your dialogue. Is there additional context that follows that might help us?
    It appears that Mom is instructing Daughter on the use of a telephone and it's understood that they will be separated - perhaps far apart. It's possible that "Just save a place for me" may refer to the Mom's desire to visit her daughter should she call.As I said, I do not know for certain why that expression was used.
    John
    Thanks, John.
    I don't know either why that expression is included.
    It is from a graphic novel from Nate Powell.
    They(Mother and a girl) were cooking together. Mom was instructing Daughter how to cook and it was the time there was no electric power.

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    Default Re: just save a place for me

    Hold on - I think I have it.
    Mom was instructing Daughter how to cook and it was the time there was no electric power.
    I believe the Mother was referring to being invited to the meal that the daughter would prepare (in the future). "Save me a place" would then refer to save me a place at the dinner table when you make the meal.
    Could this be it?

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    Default Re: just save a place for me

    I think you are right. Thanks again!

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