Here is Annabelle, at the beach in the year 1800. Annabelle is feeling carefree. She is smiling and has her arms up. She is taking it all in. She is looking at her beau. She even has bling on her shoulders! And compared to others on the beach, she’s dressed like she is a very modern woman. She looks confident and she looks like she feels pretty. She wants to go for a swim. And maybe she’s dreaming of a cold beer. The sky is blue and the sand is white. Annabelle’s bathing suit is red. We can hear the sound of the waves and of seagulls. And there are kids yelling. Annabelle’s beau is in a boat in the water. The knobby-kneed kid behind her is her brother, curious George; and the lady under the parasol is her chaperone, keeping an eye on Annabelle. They had a wonderful family day at the beach!
A TimeSlips® Story told by the SPARCK Group
At Village on the Ridge, Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada
November 8, 2013