Wade: Well, actually, the trick to falling asleep is trying to stay awake. Mellish: How is that, Wade? Wade: Well, when my mother was an intern, she used to work late through the night, sleep through the day. So the only time that we ever got to talk about anything was when she'd get home. So what I used to do, I used to lie in my bed and try to stay awake as long as I could, but it never worked 'cause the harder I tried, the faster I'd fall asleep. Reiben: Yeah. Well, that wouldn't have mattered none in my house. My ma, she would've come home, shook me awake, chatted me up till dawn. I swear, that woman was never too tired to talk. Mellish: Yeah. That's probably the only time she could get a word in.
While the men rest before setting out to look for Private Ryan again, they talk about their mothers.