Her name is A-L-F-I-E [the storyteller spells it out.] The best thing that comes into your place, there’s not enough stuff in here, no clothes. She don’t look that familiar to me. My opinion of Alfie isn’t the same as everyone else. No hair on the top, no all the things on the [face]. I would put some hair on her. Some type of either one would do [dark or light]. Yellow, I suppose, that color that is yellow. [Blond?] Yes.
Alfie’s are an individual thing. The second that someone comes to somebody’s head, they take it apart. They are very con-trap-tible about it.
Closed eyes, because she is thinking about what we are going to say about her. We’ll say whatever we want.
Alfie is a quiet, social, honest person. She is very smart. She comes from the United States, that means she’s everything. She works somewhere. She works at a place called ALFING.
Everything is changing, taking a lot of changes. Now we are growing up as long, long, long kids. The families are happy, because they are small ones. A thing for this [touches cheeks], a thing for this [touches chin]. We would love to be back to the things we did all our lives. It’s a miracle that people could pick it up and come out, almost impossible.
Alfie has a nice quiet life, and now she’s looking for a soul mate to finish her life with, someone similar to herself - if not, there’s chaos. She’s got to be quiet, trusting, social, go out and have a good time, live the good life. She will have an exciting life if she meets her soul mate.
“It must be me” [One storyteller says].
Her looks are not like stone looks. You have to find her age. Not any time soon.
How did all these people come from stone? [One storyteller points to each of the other storytellers.] How do I fit into their shoes? Don’t you have any answers?
Alfie has to do some studying before joining an organization like that, even if it is school. Something educational to her, that’s why it has to be worked out.
Her name is Alsie. Alsie.
All these people saying “Come on, we are going to do this. It is fantastical!”
What came back is we all, all, all the kids, had something to do that is very important to them. To me, being older than them, this is the best place in my head. There’s so many more people in the sky.
Alfie will join a hunting organization. She will explore, maybe for her soul mate. She wants to find her parents, because they went to stone. There are five stones here, and I don’t know where they came from [Again, he points to the storytellers]. They all live in stone in these pictures.
"We’ve got one parent here, an old one. Aren’t you something?” [one storyteller says to another, and they all laugh.]
He fits in pretty well if he is from around here. Any of them have to have a lot of training for where he has a desire to be working in. I think I would take a chance on him and hire him. The unsung thing of anything. Get me more, up, up, up to many places. You can do it one way or the other way, if it is the right time. If you can’t do it, then you say bye, bye, bye. We are doing it to the ones who are special, and if they come back, you will say, “These are the worst things we have seen in our life.”
This hat is better for us; it saves more money. Just started out wearing a western, changing her make-up, going naïve, going native, and she must be very cautious. A lot of souls out there have their own agenda. Some are worse than others.
The stone looks too much like somebody I know. It is the face of a woman.
She is fantasizing about finding her knight in shining armor, as young girls do. In her free time, she is chasing her knight in shining armor.
How does the story end? I couldn’t feel it. I was just watching, watching, watching, getting lumpy, lumpy, lumpy, getting bigger, bigger, bigger. The children need this. So many things we have to do in this world. Some people need more water, water, water.
I could kind of part-ic-ture this way. [One storyteller agrees with the other storyteller’s version of the story's conclusion.]
I like it’s features. I didn’t hear its eyes. I don’t know much about Alfie, he doesn’t look that familiar to me. My opinion of Alfie might not be of everyone else’s, but we have to have an image of some kind. I would put some hair on her. Either color hair would do. Yellow. Blonde, with a little length to it. It’s just an individual thing. When somebody comes up to a head they take it apart. Closed eyes. Her eyes are closed because she’s thinking. (what is she thinking?) She’s thinking what we’re gonna say about it. Blonde hair, pretty face. She’s a quiet person, but social and honest. Very smart. She outdoes some of these idiots here. I’m trying to figure out where Alfie came from. She comes from the United States. That means she’s everything. She works somewhere. She works at a place called ALFING. She’s quite social, mixes with other people. She does whatever they’re doing. Everything is changing. The families are happy. There’s nothing at this point that says we’re just children, but we’re not. Everything that’s in the US is a miracle. It’s almost impossible. A nice, quiet life. Now she’s looking for her soul mate to finish her life with. She’s looking for someone similar to herself, if she’s lucky. If she’s not, there’s chaos. He has to be quiet, trusting, very social. Henry “it must be me. “He has to like to go out and have a good time and have a good life. She’s gonna have an exciting life. When we go out searching, you don’t always find them that way. (Do you think she is going to find her soul mate?) Her looks are not like stone looks. She has to find someone her age. She’s not going to find her soul mate anytime soon.
I think she’s going to meet a group of people. I don’t think she’s going to wander in somewhere; she’s going to have to do some studying before joining an organization like that. (What kind of organization do you think she is going to join?) Something that would be educational to her. Alsie. A hunting organization. She’s equipped. She goes to various places in the US, Alaska for instance, or north Dakota, south Dakota, and explore, and look for her soulmate. And wow him with her outfit! She’s going to get a lot of attention.
How did all of us come out of stone? She wants to find her parents, they went to stone. There’s five stones here, and I don’t know where they came from. I don’t know why they all lived in a stone. (Henry says to Nona)We’ve got one parent here, she’s an old one. He fits in pretty well. I think basically any of them have a lot of training to go into something like that. He has a desire to be considered someone that can do it. I would take a chance to hire him. Give me more, give me more, give me more. That’s a cowgirl! He’s very naïve. Starting out, wearing the hat, changing the whole make up, that’s naïve. She has to be very cautious when she’s meeting new people in new surroundings, because she’s so naïve. A lot of souls out there, and they all have their own agenda- so she has to be very cautious.
Doesn’t look too much like somebody I know. She’s a secret one. That’s not Alfie, that’s somebody new. It’s a woman. She might be fantasizing. Fantasizing about finding her knight in shining armour, as girls usually do. I remember this from way way back. (What does she do in her free time?) Chasing, chasing her knight in shining armor.
They’re all interesting in one way or another. Kids would get a kick out of it. Kids fantasize too. I like the Knight Alfie the best, there’s more of a romantic connation there. It ends very happily. Let’s hope she finds her knight in shining armor, but most often they don’t. I would say he’d certainly have to go that way.