Hers is one of the first voices I remember. It was such a constant presence in my house from the time I was little that my little brother and I used to play Dr. Laura with our stuffed animals.
"So, your husband..."
"Your husband Big Bear."
"You say he's cheating on his taxes."
"Yes. His taxes."
"Is your radio on? I think I can hear your radio."
"Just a sec. Okay, it's off now."
"You're going to have to tell him to stop cheating on his taxes."
"And I think Mom is making curry so we're going to have to go eat. Put the phone over there. I think it's curry. Do you smell curry? That smells like curry."
"How about he's cheating on his wife? Instead of his taxes?"
"Okay. And she wants an abortion. Are you sure that's curry? It doesn't smell like curry."