This is Judy. She’s 18 or she’s 35 years old. She’s enjoying one of her regular runs along the beach in the morning with her dog, Pooch. It’s a ritual they enjoy. A visit to the beach of the big lake or the ocean every day!
It’s hot coming up but Judy is energetic. She’s got her shoes on and her hair is mussed up, but not from the wind.
Pooch is her little friend. He’s thrilled. He waits.
There are houses along the bank. One very large house and several smaller cottages below along the shoreline. If Judy is 18 then she has grown up in this neighborhood and it’s been a wonderful childhood. But it’s summertime now so there is no school. Judy is in her bathing suit with her towel down at the beach. They know this beach well, she and Pooch. A stroll and a swim.
If Judy is 35 then she’s moved here to this neighborhood. She’s been doing well enough in her life to make the move here. Now she is enjoying this wonderful neighborhood and the beach every day. It’s calm close to shore. A stroll and swim.
No matter which age Judy is, we all say she’s lucky. Judy and Pooch were swimming. They just came out of the water
A storm is coming. Get off beach.
“Come Poochie, Let’s go home”
Judy is trying to get Pooch to follow her. She’s using the towel as a toy as she is running away from the dog. Pooch is having more fun than Judy! He’s grabbing at the towel.
As Judy heads home to her cottage to change her clothes she is singing:
“In the good ole’ summer time:
In the good old summertime, in the good old summertime.
Strolling through the shady lanes with your baby mine.
You hold her hand, and she holds yours,
and that's a very good sign.
That she's your tootsie-wootsie,
in the good old summertime.
What happens next?
Judy will put on a summer dress and shoes. Her friends are up on the hill.
“I can’t see me doing this.”