Her name is Suzie. She should have a Latin surname name; there are so many Latin people around now. How about Hacienda? Susie Hacienda.
She’s clenched up, anxious that she’s going to get wet, even though she has an umbrella over her shoulder. (You don’t want a shower while you’re walking in the rain!) She’s also worried that she won’t be the first; Susie is a little late.
This looks like San Francisco. And it’s 1990.
Susie is trying to find her girlfriends. She works with them and they need to do some planning and shopping. They work in Peoria, IL in a factory where they make umbrellas. They’re stopping in San Francisco on their way there.
Susie has a family: a boy and a girl. His name is Bobby and her name is also Susie. Her children are with their grandmother, who lives in San Francisco. But their grandmother doesn’t know how to take care of children. She’s too old. So, she may call Susie and interrupt her day.
Susie feels pretty wet. She also feels lonesome. She’s thinking, “Where are my friends?” and “I have to get to the first stop first!” She’s also thinking she has other things to do.
You can hear the sounds of traffic , and raindrops , and thunder
It smells like rain. You can smell the dust coming up where the rain hits the ground. But rain always smells fresh.
Next, she’ll be wet and shivery, so she will get out of the rain and start worrying about her hair losing its curls. She’ll find her friends, but they won’t go shopping, because they’re no help. So, Susie will be disappointed.