“Relatively Speaking…About GH’s Mary Beth Evans,” Soap Opera Magazine, March 22, 1994

Who can shed more insight into someone than a mother?  Here, in her own words, Dianne De Paul, Mary Beth Evans’ (Katherine, GH) real-life mother, shares some memories of her famous daughter: Expressing my feelings about Mary Beth is not easy.  So many antics…so many sentiments that are hard to verbalize.  But life with her was never dull.  And now Mary Beth is a stable, lovely woman, a wonderful homemaker, a devoted wife and an involved mother.  So of course, I’m delighted to recall memories of her.  To encourage introspection, I settle down with a steaming cup of tea on a terrace overlooking the Pacific.  The rising steam adds a surreal touch to the sunset, a perfect setting for reflection. In this pleasant haze. I hear The Sound of Music.  When Mary Beth broke her arm at age 2, I taught her to Whistle A Happy Tune whenever she felt afraid.  The doctor must have thought us pretty strange; as he removed her cast with a pair of huge hedge clippers, we whistled. It worked, and it became our anthem in the years that followed. I add a little water to my tea.  The melody changes, and I hear How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, about that “will of a wisp, a clown.”  I thought those same thoughts about my daughter.  Before she was even 2, whenever...

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