EXT. RCMP HORSE STABLES - DAY
July 1,1963 - the girls are now 10 years old, and the boys
The two families are arranged along the fence of the horse
corral at the RCMP Musical Ride Centre in Ottawa. The 32
horses are being prepared for a performance for Dominion
Day. Barry Maxwell is mounting one of the horses. He is
wearing his full traditional scarlet RCMP uniform.
Barry looks so handsome in that
I wish he could stay on the
Musical Ride detail permanently.
He's less likely to get shot at.
This is his last summer of the
three year rotation, isn't it?
Yes, and I'm not looking forward
to him going back to his regular
detective investigations in
November. The civil rights
situation down in the southern
'States are becoming increasingly
more violent. I'm afraid that it's
going to make it's way up to
Canada. This is not a safe time
to be a cop.
The two boys are standing with Mark Larson along the fence.
They are watching the horsemen practice for the
The Musical Ride is so groovy. I'm
glad dad got to ride with them.
Mom is a lot happier in the
summer when he's riding in
performances. She doesn't worry
so much about him getting hurt
investigating gang wars, drug
cartels and mob murders.
All that stuff is what makes the
job so interesting though, Isn't
it? Your dad keeps the bad guys
off the streets. That's what I
want to do after high school. I
want to train to be a cop. Maybe
the O.P.P. I like the idea of
chasing down criminals with the
lights blazing and the siren
You've been watching too many
Steve McQueen movies.
I guess. I still want to be a cop,
though, dad. I've been thinking
about it for awhile. Kyle wants
to be a cop too.
Yeah, I do. Mom and the girls
aren't too happy about it though.
I've always wanted to be a cop.
It'll be neat if David and I get
to be partners and drive all over
Ontario chasing down thieves and
murderers, and stuff.
I thought you wanted to be a train
engineer like me, son.
I did dad, until they took the
steam engines out of service. I
liked the old engines with the
cow catchers. Now all the trains
are stream lined. Not so much
fun. Anyway, I mainly wanted to
be an engineer so I could work
with you, dad. You'll be retired
by the time I'm out of school, so
I thought I might be a cop
I see. Well whatever you do, I'll
be proud of you anyway.
Colleen, Estelle and the girls join Mark and the boys along
the fence. Emily immediately leans against the fence beside
What are you guys talking about?
David and I are going to be cops
when we grow up. What are you
going to be, besides a pain in
I'm sorry mom, but she is a giant
pain! She follows us everywhere.
She wants to play baseball with
us, or soccer, even hockey! If we
don't let her play, she steals our
equipment and hides it! Why is she
such a tom boy? Why can't she just
be a..a girl, like Joanie? At
least she doesn't bother us. All
she wants to do is play with
dolls and read books.
Yeah, how can two who girls look
so much alike, be so different?
That often happens with twins. The
more they look alike, the more
their personalities differ. I see
it all the time at the hospital
where I work.
Could there be one good twin and
one bad one? 'cause I can tell
you which one is the evil twin!
David runs after Emily, who grabs his Mountie hat and runs
away. Every one else leans against the fence and laughs as
he chases her around the paddock, trying to retrieve his
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