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 1. Ted was working on a play about his mother. 
 2."real work" ~ "fine copy" and in real work an electric typewriter was manditory, but of course (and I'm just being thick here) "real work" is secretarial, for instance. Claire's pointing out that Kate's implication is that creative writing was not real work - and this is so obvious, why am I writing a footnote? Because I'm still confused about the Katester. 
 3.. late 1990s 
 4. John Lenthier was quite a man! 
 5. Kate means by this, that he, Ted, had left Kate out of the story