Story by participants at the 10th Annual Adele Rohrlich Memorial Lecture, hosted by the Alzheimer's Association, June 10th, 2013
Story facilitated and recorded by Lillian Ribeiro
They are dancing. There are very few women. There's a grandson dancing with his grandmother and the great-grandchildren are watching from the sidelines. The son and friends are partying on the side; he is drinking with his friends. There are instruments. The violin. String instruments. Lots of music. There is salsa music. It's summer time. It's a street party. A parade at night time, but the parade starts later. There is food served and there is a woman who is happy. It's hot. She has always loved to dance. She's losing her shoes. Her feet hurt. She has a bunion. She doesn't care. She loves to dance with her grandson. Her teeth are in her pocket. The grandson says, "Grandma why are your teeth in your pocket. She says, "I'm not eating right now." They haven't seen each other in a long time. It's a fiesta. It's somebodies birthday. It's abuela's birthday. It's grandma's birthday. The great-grandchildren are saying, "Go abuela! Vaya abuela!" They are dancing in a place they are not supposed to dance. They feel happy and joy. They will eat food and wait for the parade.