“That’s a good style, isn’t it?” says Crissie.
It’s a “woman” doing the Charleston.
“I say it’s half and half,” says Maria.
“What’s the other half?” says Crissie.
It’s half woman, half man!
Tony remembers that years ago he had a bakery and was channelling other things through it. The Charleston is a style of dance from back then.
We could name this lady “Isabel”, but our Isabel thinks the lady isn’t tall enough! Her name is Susie. Joe can’t say how old she is, and neither can Crissie. She could be any age because she has a little bit of weight on her which might make her look older than one might think. She’s probably in her 30s.
There’s a lot of uniform people behind her and a big trombone. We’re not sure what you use that for. They could be outside. They are in the Kolonaki, in Athens.
John thinks that Susie is out for the “dolce vita”—the good life! She might be having a good time, but the man in the back is wondering what she’s doing. George thinks it could be loud, and Isabel says that judging by the way Susie is dancing it would be loud and she’s having fun and wants everyone else to have fun. And there are things in the background to help them have it.
There’s a young boy in the background who could have been in the Scouts or Cubs. The boy has a mop of blond hair.
Maria suggests that Susie could also be named “Mika”.
We’re not sure why Susie is there. Pam thinks it could be a birthday, or it may be for the grandchildren.
Susie looks like she’s won the lottery! She’s putting on a day or an afternoon for everyone. Elsie thinks Susie probably just joined in, and Maria agrees. Susie is singing a song too. Maria sings for us the song that Susie is singing! “Opa!”
Susie is enjoying herself there. Ellen doesn’t think Susie has a boyfriend or a husband there, but Roberta thinks she has the little boy, and he is the helper.
Susie will stay for a few minutes and dance, and then she will sit on her chair and let someone else have a turn!
This story was created by Maria B., John, Giuseppe, Tony, George, Roberta, Ellen, Isabel, Crissie, Elsie, Pam, Yianni (John) and Peggy at Mary Potter House, Calvary Hospital, on 22 February 2016.