His name is George. George worries that he may in trouble because he is on the road, away from his wife and babies. Gerald thinks George is a professional dancer. He says 'It's not easy being a professional dancer; traveling around the country by train with my dance troop'!
George is hot and sweaty as he sits on the train; he can hear the WHOOSH, WHOOSH, of the wind as the train, rushes along the tracks to their next stop.
'There is the train whistle!' George is also listening to the clatter of the carts with prepared food. His stomach rumbles like the train on the tracks. George is smelling the grease of the train mixed with the scents of the food on those carts. No, it is not a glamorous life but, George must make money for his wife and babies. He dances to support his family.
George has been rehearsing with the troop all day, it is difficult to rehearse on the train! Now it is time to rest, George has loosened his tie. George thinks he may have hurt his neck while rehearsing. George is hot and sweaty as he tries to relax by reading the paper, he thinks he might need glasses, or maybe he's just so tired! George wipes his face with his handkerchief and fans himself with the newspaper.
George will just take a nap, thinking of getting home to the wife and babies he misses so much. It IS a hard life, George and Gerald agree, but it is also GOOD TIMES, especially when he gets home.
A Timeslips story by Gerald, George, Liz, Luanne and Roy
at THELMA'S PLACE, CANBY, OREGON -05/11/2017
***Facilitated by Jo Algiers