Sally Ran Had a Fan: New Orleans at Night
Image: Dancing Woman /
Participant(s): Marilore, Bob, Ramona, Peggy – Sundial Assisted Living /
She’s doing the shimmy. There’s doves flying around. Like up in Alaska, girls dancing with animals. She’s doing the Charleston, the Hoochi Coochi, a rain dance.
There’s a lot going on there. The music of Tommy Dorsey, played loud by a Salvation Army band. There’s fresh air, it’s cold. People are dressed warm. Sally Ann is wearing a sweater.
It’s New Orleans, that time that they dance. Mardi Gras! They are throwing beads, celebrating a football game, some big sports deal. Sally Ann can smell gardenias, popcorn, hot dogs, pickles and potato salad and smoke from firecrackers, “Crack! Pop!”
Sally Ann came with a partner and a little crowd. While she dances he may be a little jealous. She has four children, two boys and two girls. When they see her dance some are embarrassed but some think, “She’s a real hep kid!”
Later she’s gonna take it indoors. Sally Ann’s legs are giving out and she wants to go home and go to bed.