Make Up a Story
Stories from Around the World
Kathleen and Bonnie
This story takes place in Washington, D.C. at somebody's farm. Jim says it takes place in the fall because the little girl is wearing leggings to keep warm. The little girl is named Bonnie, and she is gathering eggs from under the chicken. It is one of six chickens.
The farm might belong to President Abe Lincoln or President Trump, or it might belong to the girl's father. We can hear chickens clucking, cows mooing, a German shepherd dog barking, goats baaing, and horses whinnying.
Mary (2)says Little Bonnie sees a dead fox, but Dorrie doesn't think so. Dora thinks she is looking at the person taking her picture.
We can smell chicken manure, the dead fox, and cow manure and cow's milk. The chicken we are naming Henrietta. Bonnie lives on this farm with her mother and three brothers. However, her mother is a widow.
Bonnie might grow up to be a mother, a nurse, and a farmer-ette. Next, Bonnie is going to take her collected eggs in the house; she is softly holding them in her folded apron. To explain our story title, Ralph, who named it, says that Kathleen is Bonnie's older sister.
Note: This group enthusiastically sang two songs: "Glory, Glory Halleluja" as part of my introduction to myself (Gloria) and three verses of "Old MacDonald's Farm" after we named the story to celebrate farm life.