Ionia: It was forty years ago today.
Charles: (peers over the rim of the cup is about to drink from) What was?
Ionia: That I kicked Cancer’s ass.
Charles: I remember that. I wonder what happened to all those people we used to know.
Ionia: (frowns, and looks marvelous doing it) Which people?
Charles: You know. John, Bradley, Pam, Marie, Dean…
Ionia: Charles, they just left five minutes ago.
Charles: Hey, wasn’t it forty years ago today?
Ionia: That I kicked Cancer’s ass! That’s right!