TimeSlips Session #8
Cornell Hall Rehabilitation Center, Union NJ TimeSlips Session Facilitated and Recorded by Lillian Ribeiro
Story by Seniors on Stage
On boardwalk at Atlantic City, it’s the summertime at the beach at Cooney Island in the 1930’s .Her name is Superstar. Superstar is feeling happy. She’s got smile on her face. She looks very happy and relaxed. She looks like she is posing. Her husband is taking the picture and maybe her boyfriend Tim and John are there. They are making summer dinner. They both like the same woman. John, the husband says to Tim, the boyfriend, “I’m sick and tired of you!” Why are you tired of me?” Tim says. There are other people there. She’s happy because everything is better by the dozen. Superstar is a quick thinker. She’s a hussy from Jersey City. She likes to pose and she’s at the beach. It’s very expensive. She’s outgoing and happy. There is a man selling balloons. She has a family. A boy came out and she had to go home. An older boy. Superstar wants to start over. She wants food. She wants to start all over. She wants to be the boss. She wants other women to know she’s the boss. She wants to change into her bathing suit. Change her environment and go to Paris.
“God bless America. Land that I love!” She wants to change her husband. “Stand beside her and guide her thru the night to the light from above.