A dog is in the back, scared to death. This is a girl with a hairdo like my older sister and her smile. Her name is Mary George. Port townsend says no. There’s too much yellow! In Oregon they would wear yellow there but not here! It’s in salem, Oregon.
Its springtime and we just got a dose of her. We can learn from her to be happy! She looks like the grandmother of the Rhododendron Festival every year. She’s happy and smiling. She’s from quilcene, WA, my home town. She needs a new haircut!
She goes on the mudflats and digs for geoducks. She’s alone but she’s happy within herself. There might be a friend with whom she can share this with.
I hear sounds like birds, dogs, cats, cars, vehicles, honking and beeping, sirens on ambulances and fire trucks. In the old days fire trucks had bells and sirens and Dalmatian dogs. How can she hear all those sounds when she’s digging for geoducks on the beach?! (laughter)
She has a white mask and she’s going to her husband in the white car and scares him by looking in the back window with red streamers for hair. Do you like my yellow shirt? If you waved she would wave back and say, “Hi.”
Sometimes it pays to not talk. Not talking and just listening. It’s a contemporary time because they have cards. But, I think it looks like it is older times.
It’s nice and warm and sunny. It looks like there is snow in the air and on her hair, its winter. There’s a person behind her walking in the snow. There are cracks in the road made by trucks.
She’s in drag. She’s dragging herself down. She’s laughing and having a good time. She’s headed across the street to see somebody and joke around. she’s going to fool them with the mask. It looks like she has been at the Mardi Gras. No matter what she’s doing she’s having fun. The temples of the glasses are missing and she might be asking for those. She’s going to meet her friend and they’re going to laugh and talk and have a good time. She’s going to put on her glasses and go out to a party where people are dressing up.
She’s having a hard time deciding what she’s going to do next. She’s going to don a new hairdo, Quilcene seaweed! (laughter). It reminds me of the Kinetic Festival in our town where everyone dresses up!
Story created by female and male storytellers at Seaport Landing Community. 17 march 2017.