It's outdoors, in a park. It's a bit like a country fete. It could be a country get together. It could be people who have submitted a cake. It's a cake stall! The cakes are all similar. Perhaps like a State Fair, in the olden days, in America. We did have cake judging run by the Country Women's Association. They look like older women, in the olden days, when we were young!!! There are many kinds of edible things. Whatever they like they can take and eat. It is evening, twilight, a summer evening. It is in England because of the way they look, the way they dress. There are no lamingtons. The cake down the front could be a lamington, it looks more like a vanilla slice.
Their names are Alice and Grace-Mary, they are sisters and are part of a women's association. They get along pretty good and they like each other. They work together well. There are children , boys and men. John is there. There is a lot of chatter but not a lot of music. The birds are chirping, children are playing. The men are talking about work and what is going on in the village . It's a village. There are other stalls selling things, like a show. A show of cakes. We're sure they are eating corn chowder. It tastes yummy.The cakes are delicious. Grace-Mary is cutting up a coconut cream pie. All the boys and girls are enjoying the feast. Alice and Grace-Mary will serve the cakes, the people buy a slice of cake and the money goes to raise money for a new church, and everybody looks forward to another show of cakes next year.
This story was created by Val, Edna, Beryl and Ama in the Rehabilitation Ward at Calvary Hospital on 8 July 2013
Many thanks to our new volunteer scribe Sue.
Lamingtons are an Australian cake that every mother knows how to make. They are in every cake shop Australia wide and are a staple at Church fetes and School functions. Here is a recipe: