Monday, November 23, 2009


The man is trying to attract attention, if he’s sitting there with all those lights. He might be in a store. What kind of a store is it? It must have something to do with electricity.

Why does he have so many light bulbs? He likes the pretty lights. His name is Mr. Light Bird.

The first thing he does when he gets to his store is turn on the lights. Are they different colored lights? Do the different colored lights mean different things? No.

What kind of lights does he sell? They must be really pretty lights. It’s unusual for those kinds of lights to be sewn together. I’ve never seen them like that before. Light bulbs are light bulbs. Have you ever been in a store where the light bulbs were different colors? Yes.

He sets them up at night. Some lights are bright for reading, and some are colored lights that people enjoy having in their homes because a lot of time when you go into a room and it’s a colored light, you kind of relax.

I like very bright lights for reading. You can have a blue light or any color light just to sit down and relax. But they wouldn’t show up if they were all colors.

I think the colored lights depend on the person and their personality. What I would like, you wouldn’t like, and what you would like, I wouldn’t like. You have to think of the light with the person. If you want a very bright light for reading, for relaxing, you wouldn’t mind having a yellow light or a blue light. What kind of light would an angry person have? I think they would just have a regular light you just look and see. Because if you’re going to be angry, you want a good light to see who you’re looking at.

A bright light, if a person you’re not particularly fond of comes to see you, you don’t want to sit in a room with that person. The lights are on all the time for the curiosity of people. You couldn’t see them well in the daytime. What would be the point of having them on?

What do they use the lights for? To attract people, I guess. They have these lights shining all over but they wouldn’t really do anything for you. Where do you think the store is? Maybe he’s in Antarctica. Then Mr. Light Bird would be very eccentric. It would be too cold for people to sit around and watch him.

Where is the store? It’s right there! What city is it? It’s a big one. I don’t think it’s very big. I wouldn’t be interested in a store like that, would you? What kind of person would want a store like this? What if he wants to take a bath? Would you want to watch him? No, he can take a bath by himself. I just don’t see a point in him making himself the star of this picture.

How did he get started in the light bulb business? He’s a crackpot.

What kind of light do you like? I guess yellow light would be relaxing. Kind of like the sun.

What would be the point of having the lights on in the daytime? What would be the point of having them on in the nighttime because people are sleeping? What is the purpose of the lights? Nothing.

Everybody’s got lights. How do you sleep at night with lights on? That would drive me crazy.

The man looks bowlegged.

What does Mr. Light Bird want? He’s a crackpot. What do crackpots want? All kinds of silly things. He wants nothing. He wants to bull ride. I don’t want nothing for him. I don’t have any idea what a crackpot like that wants. Let’s cut around the chair and cut him out completely. Then we’ll have an empty place. Let the light bulbs die.

Is there anyone else in the store? No. Only one guy. Do you think someone is hiding in there? I would be curious about the man. I wouldn’t bother him, but I would take a peek in. I would like to ask him about the lights, if they’re too bright for him, if he can see good. What would he say? It depends on his personality. If he’s not talkative, he won’t say a lot. But he might talk, talk, talk, and you’ll be sorry you asked him.

I think there are more important things in life than light bulbs. It’s interesting, but why would he want light bulbs in the nighttime when everyone is sleeping, and in the daytime when nobody can see them because of the sun? We don’t know why people do what they do. That’s true.

Why would anyone want fancy light bulbs on in the middle of the night? You’d have to go outside and take a drive around the neighborhood to see what he’s doing with the light bulbs. Doesn’t sound like fun to me.

How should our story end? I think it should have a beginning before it ends. I think some crackpot just made this up. The story should end with everyone buying a light bulb.

STORY BY: Betsy, Betty, Tony, Margaret, Betty Kelly, Edna, Patricia

HELPERS: Terry, Katie, Sarah


He looked like he wasn’t going to do anything for her. They’re throwing dice. Maybe they are. The women are sisters. Her daddy I knew. There’s another one. Earl said there might be something to learn, so you better be careful.

They’re shooting craps. That’s what I think it looks like. They’re doing good. I thought things were going good. He was having a good time.

It looks like a man and a woman. They must be working together. He came over and got me a bigger piece. I didn’t go very far.

It’s a Sunday. How do they know it’s Sunday? Where do they shoot craps on a Sunday? In front of the preacher?

You can take one back home. What are the women going to take home? A kitchen. I saw that. Where’s the kitchen? Where’s the church?

I was blue and pretty about it. Nobody gets mad in there. They don’t want these things.

He’ll be ready to make you marry her. They’ve got two places to go. They didn’t care about nothing else. It’s not there. They said, “He’s not kissing you.” Is he going to kiss you? That’s what it looked like.

They’re not that good. Do they look like women to you? They’re awfully ugly women. Are you sure they’re women? They could be. Do you know any women who shoot craps?

They ask, “Where do you go to get it?” I can’t see their hands. You can tell by a person’s hands.

I don’t know what to do today.

They look like twin sisters to me. One of the women is my sister. My sister dresses and wins more things. Let’s say they’re sisters, even if they aren’t attractive women. No, no, we don’t have any of those.

What’s the difference between craps and playing dice? It looks to me like they’re in a pool hall. I think they’re pretty girls. I’m good at those. They’re good girls.

Do you think they’re going to win any money? That’s just a penny. The chips look like pennies. They were playing craps last week also. Where were they last week? They were off in the yard. You mean they have a pool table in the yard, with flowers in it? It wouldn’t be the Sunday one.

It looks to me like they’re playing by themselves, but there are other people around. Not many people have a pool table this size in their home. You never know what they’ll pick up.

I don’t think they’re shooting craps. How would they have a pool table that big at their house? That’s all you can have.

Out in the fields, they dig. Do women shoot craps? Do they win money? What money do you think they can win? I think they’re winning.

I don’t see him. This is a man and a woman. It looks like she’s pulling the dice out of her bra. She’s hanging over the table. The man looks like he has big boobs, too. He’s driving me crazy.

I don’t think they’re in a pool hall because pool halls are made differently. Two people throwing dice? That’s doesn’t making sense. They should be talking about normal people.

Maybe they’re in a private room in Las Vegas. I doubt it. I think I’ve been to Las Vegas. I was looking for a man. I wasn’t particularly interested in dice. I’ve never seen dice like this. Why are they shooting craps with a diaper or something around their necks?

Who is the man? They’re living and loving it. It’s a good thing. She spoke back to the boy because he wouldn’t stay there and fix things while he was there.

Are they going to win some money? No, I just sit there and do nothing. Not very great. Some of them do and some of them don’t.

So now I’m going back. Do you know who that is? They found this place. That’s supposed to be his wife.

I would get in a good fight. Let’s just all sit down and say you’re a good person. I live right up here and I was going to get some people but then I just lost them. Anybody know where they are? I didn’t know they would come back.

They’re playing a game wherever they are. You know, I know that game but I’ve never played it. I think they’re playing craps.

What are they going to do next? They’re going to squawk. They’re going to go to their house. Do you think they’ve been in the pool hall since spring? I’ve known him ever since he’s been here. He’s got it. We did it.

STORY BY: Edna, Betty, Coach, Miss Peach, Bill, Betty Kelly, Vivian

HELPERS: Terry, Katie, Sarah


They weren’t doing anything good. He’s got both legs hanging out there. It looks like they’re sleeping. Only one of them is sleeping. What’s the other one doing? It’s a he.

Are these two the only ones left? There are two couples in the back. They’re in the clouds. In the name of Jesus, amen.

It looks relaxing. Did she say it was? Where are they? He’s halfway there now, isn’t he? They’re waiting to die. How long have they been there? Is that Notre Dame? He’s watching the water come down. The water is in there. There’s too little water. It looks like there’s water all around, with a tree in the middle. That could be grass back there. Grass doesn’t shine that much.

It doesn’t seem like it would be that way. Is it all just water? Underneath there, there’s not much. How could there be grass? How could they be swimming in grass? They need a boat. You can’t float on grass. It looks like grass to me. What are the people doing? Evidently, they’re trying to see who’s out there. They look like people out there.

That looks like a ferris wheel in the background, facing us. I don’t know exactly what it is. What’s going on in the picture? I don’t want to tell you. It’s just a whole lot of something. A whole lot of shooting going on. Because it’s one of those things that shoots right up.

Is that a college? What is that building? When we came in, I waited and that was the way it was. It’s probably a college. Yes. Someone is lying down looking over the other person. Their heads are in the water. The people are playing. He’s trying to revive her because their heads are in the water. They’re getting ready to try to do something. What are they getting ready to do? The one on the bench is ready to jump in and rescue the other one. Usually you jump into something like that to commit suicide. Who is that guy supposed to be?

What are they going to do next? I don’t know. He didn’t say anything else. At first it looks like someone trying to commit suicide in the water. I don’t know what this guy is doing. He’s sitting up now. And that’s a canoe, isn’t it? It’s shaped like a canoe.

What does the man want now that he’s saved the woman? I think that looks like another man. Is he trying to revive that guy, or what? Is this a man or a woman? It could be either one. It looks too tall for a woman. I don’t know whether he’s reviving her or not. Why is the fountain so close and so far? Why isn’t the fountain sprinkling over here?

When you look at the picture from a distance, the fountain isn’t as far away as I thought it was. What is above the picture? I thought for an instant, there was writing there. It you look at the picture closely, there are steps coming down. I think it’s a nice lawn. So maybe we’ve got this whole thing messed up.

There are two people there. Are those trees or people in the background? I believe they’re trees.

I’m trying to see the writing above the picture. Is that grass or water out front of the college? Well, the water has to be squirting out of something.

It looks to me like the person lying down is unconscious. There are workers up there, too. Their names are Chris and Jesse. Or Jack and Frankie. Do Chris and Jesse know each other? I’m saying no. How many guys and girls lie out on benches in a place like this and mess around? How far is it across the pond? Do you think they’re messing around? Is that a resting place or what?

What do you think is in front of the bench? How would they get a picture like this? It looks like they’re on a sidewalk. Doesn’t it look like that to you?

Are they talking to each other? No, I don’t believe they are. I didn’t expect to see something like that in front of a college. What’s he got in his lap? I don’t know what he had on. I assume that’s a girl. I don’t think any decent girl would go out like that. To go around in front of a college and prance around and lie down. Maybe she’s not a decent girl. I’ve seen worse than that at a college.

They’re all going to go to sleep. They have plenty of things going on. Do you think they did? I think so. How far is it from the building? A mile, maybe. How should this story end? They’re going to get married and have kids.

STORY BY: Edna, Patricia, Betty, Walt, Thomas

HELPERS: Terry, Katie, Sarah


Oh, it’s a man! Is that what it is? No. It looks like a man to me. I don’t know if it’s a man or a woman.

Maybe he got it. That could have been while the three were eating.

What is he doing? He’s flying. Where is he flying? He called me. It looks like it’s in the Alps, or over the ocean. You can’t get anything more than what you put in.

If you could fly, where would you go? Do you like flying? I guess. I wouldn’t want to fly by myself because I wouldn’t want to get lost.

Is that one or two persons? It’s just one, isn’t it? Does he have friends with him? No. What is he looking at? He’s just looking. I don’t see anything. He won’t be finding gold.

Is it a her? What is he wearing in the picture? Not too much. A little boy. He’s just a little fellow. Did I do it right? I did it! You’re in a good mood today. She should be!

Where is he flying to? He’s right in the middle, I guess. If I was a man, I would want to do it that way. Otherwise, it would never be as pretty as we did it.

We know all about those men. We’re going to keep checking on you so you’ll be as beautiful as we are. Do you love me? I love you.

How high do you think he’s up there? They look like they’re hiding. Are they hiding? It’s must be about the baby or about the dad. That little baby might need him. You think there’s a little baby in there?

Chocolate. Is he flying after chocolate? I would fly after chocolate. Let’s hang in there until we find a way to do it perfect. We don’t want to miss anybody. We want those baby girls and baby boys.

I can’t fly, so I couldn’t do that in a million years. We can watch when the people fly. We will watch them. He might let us look at it. Miss Peach is a pretty lady. She is. He looks like he’s by himself. Chocolate candy. Mmmmm. Does he have any little boys or little girls? We’d be lucky if he took both of them. He’s taking his little boys with him. Why not? Everyone would be strong every day because of the little boy.

Chocolate, that’s what we use, isn’t it? Gold would be kind of hard to find flying around. You’d have to fly closer to the ground.

Are you sure it’s a man? What name do you like? They’re all nice. I don’t even think he’s flying. Those mountains aren’t very mountainous looking. What else would he be doing? We’re going to go up there and we will see. That’s just one more day.

His name is Donny. It’s pretty silly to fly by himself. If they’re other people with him, they’re on the ground watching him fly and look silly flying by himself.

This looks like water to me. It looks like waves because there are rocks over this way. The waves are vicious looking. I wouldn’t want to go with him. Does that look to you like a rock? It might be a vicious storm. I don’t doubt there’s a layout there. I don’t understand this position. Well, do you think he’s going to land on the rocks? There’s a big building right there. What kind of building? How did he get up there in the first place? He’s been laying there. He’s laying on the mountains. Must be.

That’s kind of a dumb thing. He’s not very bright. What would you think if you saw someone flying above you? I’d just stand and watch. It must be high up. It looks like he’s on his stomach. Why is he flying? When I look at that it looks like there’s a wall.

It looks like he’s flying, but he’s not flying at all. What’s he doing, then? He’s studying the universe.

Look how steep those mountains look over in there. It might be a long bridge. He’s not flying. No. She said he’d be there about three-thirty. He’s got to get there by three-thirty. Where is he going? I don’t know and I’m not going to ask it. They’re all going just fine.

He’s in a race. He’s winning the race. Why do they have a wall right there? It could be worse. No, he’s not in a race. He wants something to do. She was afraid to. What was she afraid of? I don’t see anything hard about it. He’s going down to see some more. He’s quite a bit higher.

Have you been flying like that? No, I don’t think so. What does he see on the ground? I don’t know what kind of country it is. Put the cash onto it. I think the mountains are there, so it’s not good for farming. Over here, it looks like it’s water, a bridge.

Where did he go? I was going out, I was going out, too. I just went out and got her up and got a bag of gold. There’s mountains and water below him. Are you ahead of him? I must be. He might be looking for girls. He’s trying to impress her. He’s looking down at other things, too.

How should this story end? Where is he going next? I didn’t see a picture or anything. I think he’s nuts.

STORY BY: Miss Peach, Vivian, Patricia, Betty, Betty Kelly, Bill

HELPERS: Terry, Katie, Sarah