Saturday, April 02, 2005

A: His English is fairly good.
W: Whose?
A: Your husband’s.
W: You know my husband?
A: Yes.
W: From where?
(No reply)

Originally uploaded by jonith3.

Ana is sitting with me at the dining room table, and said to Albert Ramond, “I hired that brunette sitting there”. She later said to me, ‘My mother is a red head.” I asked her what color her hair was, and she stated, “I don’t know.” (Joyce)

Ana & Elena Chicago 1937
Originally uploaded by jonith3.

(Ana is asking for her sister Elena)
R: Would you like to write her a letter?

A: Mother?
R: What was her name?
A: Corina

A: It seems very shamefacedly that we don’t get together
(Ana is hugging Jana)
A: I’m thinking of all the babies that went through my hand.
A: Can you take me home?
F: How many nieces & nephews?
A: Too many.

Carmen 1920's
Originally uploaded by jonith3.

A: My sister Carmen?
R: Would you like to write her a letter?
A: Yes

(Ana & Jana are snuggled in bed)
A: Jana, I need some outside connections.
A: Can I get some of this at home?
A: All her letters are gonna be silver.

CA: You can close your eyes and have a snooze.
A: what’s a snooze?
CA: A cat nap
A: Are you taking care of the problem with the blue lining or should I speak to the man?
CA: Jana is on her way here and will take care of all that.
A: Okay.
A: Is that Joy at the door?

A: Clem, can you check ad see what’s wrong with my vision?
W: What’s the matter Ana?
A: (No reply)
W: Is something wrong with your vision?
A: Yes.
W: Can you tell me what?
A: (No reply)

A: I visited the graveyard
A: He was coming after me.
J: Can they catch you Ana?
A: Yes.

A: You know what God, please mother, what is that on the wall?
F: That is a picture with Mrs. Ana
A: Clem, honey, please help me.

A: You see that glass over there, it is very expensive! (Ana pointing into the air)
W: Really? Where did it come from?
A: It came from Europe
W: Who bought it?
A: I really don’t know.

(While Ana sleeps she asks for Clem)

A: That’s a good way to make money.
W: What is?
A: A hug and a kiss.
W: You think so? (I’m laughing)
A: Yes (She’s smiling)

A: I think he’s coming to talk to you.
W: Who is?
A: Clem.
W: What is he going to talk to me about?
A: I don’t really know!
A: What is this?
W: It’s a table cloth. How do you say that in Spanish?
A: Como se dice en espanol?
W: Si.
A: The vine.
W: The vine on the table?
A: Si!

A: Clem are you cold?
F: I’m not Clem.
A: I’m so used to Clem taking care of me, that I want you to live to be 100 years old.

A: I used to go to this school here, the one we just passed.
W: And, did you like it?
A: No!
W: Why didn’t you like it?
A: I just didn’t!
W: Ana, I’m just trying to help you like I always do (Helping her with her lunch)
A: Yes, and it’s getting more and more difficult every day.
W: For you, or for me?
A: For me!

A: Who is this cute little girl?
J: I hope I am!
(Ana gets out of bed)
J: Can I get you something?
A: I was thinking that we need coffee.
A: Joy?
Ana sings, “If I had the wings of an Angel.” She stops and says:
A: Does that sound like singing?
J: Yes, congratulations!

W: Ana, you look so pretty with your curly hair!
A: What about Jana’s curly hair?
W: Jana doesn’t have curly hair, does she?
A: Yes.
W: Who does she get it from, you or Jasper?
A: From Jasper.

J: Is music a good thing or a bad thing?
A: A good thing.
J: How does music make you feel?
A: Good.
A: Who are you?
J: I’m Joni.

(Ana writes a letter for 5 minutes without re-direction)
A: Honey, can you check the spelling?
A: This year was the first year I realized my equipment was not as good as it was the year before.
J: On a scale of one to ten, would you say your life is exciting, or boring?
A: It could be duller

A: Who is in that empty arm chair?
J: That’s where Al usually sits.
A: I saw him at the airport.
J: How did he look?
A: Good (emphatically)

(Ana & Jana are listening to a CD, while Ana thumbs through the sheet music)
(Out on the Patio)
A: Oh lord God, help me. I have my sister Carmen and my sick mother.

Adeline Edwards at Thelma's pond
Originally uploaded by jonith3.

Ana sat up and said, “Adaline?”

A: This is the man who was supposed to have been there!”
W: How are you feeling Ana?
A: I don’t feel to good honey.

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