Cedar Grove at Canterbury Care and Rehabilitation Center, Cedar Grove, NJ
Story by members of the "Drama Club"
Facilitated and recorded by Lillian Ribeiro
9/14/12 - TimeSlips Session 6
There’s something going on in the street. Looks like a street fair. There’s even little kid enjoying it. Up on top looks like a bar and a platform. There’s a bird, a cage, and a little animal in it. There’s cooking. Music is playing, something that sounds good. Maybe the swing or jitterbug. A fox trot. You don’t know where the music is coming from.
There’s a man with his back turned. Looks like he is cooking. The man with the apron is with two children or three. There is a store in the back. You can see the sign. The man is there with his foot on the chair.
The children were watching TV before coming to the fair. Most of the time the children are happy at home. Sometimes there is fighting in the home. The children fight.
There is a brother and sister. The sister has a little camera she is going to take pictures of the people dancing. They will have to eat after dancing at the feast. They are cooking hot dogs, hamburgers, zeppoles, sausages with peppers, pizza and calzones.
The children came to the older folks. There is a zoo there and they were afraid. They saw the grandmother dancing and they want to dance too. Everybody is happy. They have smiles; the men on top and the people dancing. All seem to be enjoying themselves. They are feeling pretty good. One happy family.
There is a grandson who is dancing with his grandmother. They are dancing together because it’s somebodies birthday. He’s dancing with his grandmother and he’s in 7th heaven. There is a smile on her face. Grandmother’s love to spoil their grandchildren. They are having a really good time. The little kids are watching. The children know the grandmother. They are just street children. Some of them are in the band, and some of them are cooking. They want to dance too. They’re parents didn’t come.
The grandson and grandmother are going to talk. Grandmother has to rest. She danced too much and her feet hurt. She knows she is not supposed to do all that activity. She loves doing it anyway. Her grandson says, “Take a rest grandma. That’s enough. Go sit.” But she goes on and on and on, till she feels like she’s gonna drop. She loves to dance! And her grandson knows it. That is why he’s got her up there. He knows how to make her happy too.
They finish the party and say good-bye. They hug each other. They say, “See ya, when I see ya, see ya later alligator! After a while crocodile! They kiss each other. The grandson says, “I’ll see you next year. That’s right!” Grandma says, “That’s a long time. I’m not waiting so long! You know I love you.” And grandma continues to smile.