Cedar Grove at Canterbury, Cedar Grove, NJ
Facilitated and recorded by Lillian Ribeiro
TimeSlips Session #7
On the beach in the 1900’s, maybe 1700’s, or 1920’s the women are sunbathing. They are sitting on the beach chairs, sunbathing their face. It looks like they are in the shade watching the people or about to do a comedy sketch. The one on the right looks like a woman and the one on the left looks like a man, but they have skirts on. It looks like they are sitting in the sun watching who ever comes back and forth, and watching the birds. That’s how they pass the time. These trendy ladies are intimating the Ziegfeld Follies girls. They are enjoying themselves. They are doing a skit and they are practicing for it. They’ve been friends with each other a long time. They meet on the beach. They like what they do for a living. They work for a club and sell things. They are all single; it’s more fun that way since there is more freedom. Nobody tells them what to do and when someone does, they put there nose up and say, “I’ll looking into it”, or “Mind your own business.” They are feeling good. They are comfortable. They are proud of themselves. They performed and their performance was good. The audience stood up, clapped and said, “Bravo”. They curtsied, bowed and kept on smiling.
At night they dream of finding a boyfriends, a good man, and they think how the world has changed and how the world will be later on in the future. Eventually they’ll find boyfriends and they will be a bore, and they will find somebody else. There is water splashing hard against the shore. There are seashells and it smells like salt water, fish, and clean crisp air. They say, “By honey. Another day, another dollar.” They fold their chairs up. They might see their family, their friends, or someone from the club.” They say, “Good-bye. That’s it for today. See you tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day.” They say good-bye.