The woman’s name is Hannah Naomi George. She is a little older than a teen, full grown and age 35. She is from a broken family with no brothers or sisters and is having an affair. It’s summer! Or Spring! It’s the 1960’s and they are in Milwaukee, WI. She’s jitterbugging! And dancing to a tune in a talent show on Wisconsin Avenue. She’s airing it out! said Gloria. The band is playing ragtime and jitterbug music like Benny Goodman, Lawrence Welk and Tommy Dorsey. It’s between 2-3 p.m. and the weather is warm, it’s nice. She looks like she is having a good time and she is happy! There are hot dogs and everyone is drinking beer or orange juice. There is also whiskey at the parade and more hot dogs. There’s dancing and a drum and bugle corps, added John. It’s sometimes boring. There are cars in the background, too. A big guy is playing a piano. A song - I played it; any kind of song, said John. Play the piano in the parade in Oak Creek. There are images of parks in Milwaukee, WI said Ida and Earlene. The material was scarce back then, Gloria commented, and she needs a complete outfit. Short skirts, mini-skirts. The woman’s wearing a black skirt. You’re not going outside with that on! MaryAnn reminisced. Her sweater is made of orlon and her shoes are leather said Margaret. It looks like she is in the service wearing a uniform with white socks. She is also wearing a bowling league pin, observed Margaret. After the dancing, Miss George is going to take a warm shower. Then she is going to look at some guy, remarked Arthur. Margaret says she is a sales lady and works at Bayshore Mall. She sells all kinds of shoes. She has no free time. She also needs a husband, a good man, a good loyal man. Even though she is happy she feels empty and sad. Breaking off the affair and dancing would make her happier. Playing is something you do in a parade. Dance! That would be good exercise. Intelligence if you go to school. These would all make her happier.
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