Story by participants in the Drama Club at Canterbury at Cedar Grove in NJ. Facilitated by Lillian Ribeiro.
These are beautiful cakes and they are serving them up at a BBQ. Everyone sits in the dining room. There is a lot of food and a lot of people there. This event is something from the community or church. Something you celebrate. There is lots of talking to do. Like who’s died since they last saw each other. They are looking at the food and saying, “Suzy made this,” and Suzy made that.” They know people like it. It looks like they are having a goodies party. It looks like there are donuts there too. It looks like there is a pie at the side. That could be a clean pie. The church normally has these kind of outings, anniversary and everyone comes to eat. They are older people. Mary, Jessy, Angela made pies, cakes, pancakes. All kinds of cakes. It was at a church bizarre. They had anniversaries at church and every one knows each other. Everyone knows Suzy makes the corn pudding. They get along very well. They’re church people. They know right from wrong. They’re polite to each other. Church people always mingle together. They cluster together. No body acts ugly. Some things are taken away sometimes and put in a different place. In a different corner. There are sounds of laughter. They are happy to be together. There are smells of cakes, honey, different fragrances, perfume. On the right looks like there are pies. A lot of pies for all the kids. Every body brings a different pie so they have a variety. They finish all the food and go home. Most of them have a tummy ache. Nobody acted ugly. Everybody was polite. And everybody smiled all day. They were all happy to be there together. They were so happy to be there. Even the kids were enjoying themselves and they’ll be at the next party the next year.