This story takes place on a farm in the country. It’s early in the morning. The young girl’s apron has some eggs in it and she’s let out the ducks. The farmer is near by; he’s either her father or her grandfather. Her mother is also around. Her name is Fay and she’s a very pretty girl. To me it looks like a chook and the girl was coming to feed the chickens. She looks like she is deciding whether she should chase this one who might escape or feed the ones inside. The chook’s name is Hetty the Hen. There are sounds all around: a few cackles, the cutting of the grass and hay and someone calling out’; “Fay are you doing your job out there?” She looks as if she will give the eggs in her apron to her mother to make a cake – a sponge cake because she has plenty of fresh eggs. Fay looks like she likes to be dressed up with a nice bow in her hair. She’ll want to learn to sing and dance when she grows up. Maybe she’ll want to leave the farm and become a dancing teacher. If Fay is level headed, she’ll go down the path of most people and get married and have a family. Fay will never go back to the farm but her grandchildren would like to go back to the farm and get to do the farm things Fay used to do.
The Pastoral Care team says thank you to our authors: Ruth, Brian, Lola, Fay, June, Leo, Judith, Una. 10 September 2012 CHCS Rehab