She is happy, she is a dancer and she’s the only girl there. She’s got a dress. It’s on the farm. She’s looking for sheep in the hills. The picture was taken in the morning. Its summer and it’s warm. Her name is Maureen and it looks like a portrait of Doreen. She’s feeling cold, thinking about all the things she would like to do. She’s feeling happy, singing a song and dancing the Charleston.(Margaret does her version of the Charleston). She didn’t come from the lavatory, she came from Qantas – she came from there and she was a good swimmer. She is like a girl and seems nice and she is more gentle than some others.
She’s got an unlevel dress on and she’s having a belt made by Doreen’s mum. She doesn’t have a family. For a living she draws pictures. She eats because she’s got a small stomach. You can hear her stomach rumbling. You can hear sounds and noises. You can smell flowers, people and happiness. After this picture was taken she went and got some food, fasolakia, (Greek for beans), this was her favourite. She made beans for everybody, a glass of wine and beer. Before she goes to bed she has to do the cleaning, the cooking and everything and then she goes to bed.
This story was created by Margaret, Maria, Val, Doreen, Steve and Robert at Mary Potter House Day Care Dementia Calvery Hospital on 31 March 2014.