The ladies are at Atlantic City beach. It is 1905 and a hot day for long dresses. Their names are Florence and Emma. Florence and Emma teach in a one room school house. They met when Emma began mentoring Florence on the way to teach multiple children of differing ages. Emma is a strict teacher, but Florence smiles because she likes to play tricks on Emma. Florence enjoys teaching the children but Emma is annoyed with the childrens antics. Florence and Emma are enjoying the ocean breeze but they are very glad to have the beach chairs under an umbrella because the sun is hot! Emma dreams of retiring from teaching and moving to the mountains in upstate New York. Florence is dreaming of when she can have the classroom teaching all to herself! It will probably happen in the next three years. They had another friend with them at the beach, but she left to go get cotton candy and roasted peanuts. Maybe that's why Emma looks mad! They can smell the cotton candy and roasted peanuts and it is making them hungry. Oh no, they hear the sea gulls! They say, "I hope the sea gulls don't take our food when our friend comes back!" Maybe Emma will smile after she eats some cotton candy and roasted peanuts. Then the girl talk can start again!