Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Dinnertime special


This was a conversation the House of Glee had at dinner tonight, recorded verbatim:

Lucia: (while nibbling on a sausage and ignoring her chard) It’s sitting at the table, a knife, a fork, and a pan.

Alkelda: You say anything about it, you’re in trouble with the man.

(pause)

Lucia: Lucia in trouble with the man.

Bede: I don’t understand what you two are talking about!

Lucia: Yonder comes Miss Rosie.

Alkelda: Tell me, how do you know?

Lucia: By the color of her apron, and the dress that she wore.

Alkelda: Well, she brought me ‘little coffee, and she brought me ‘little tea,

Lucia: She brought me everything--

Alkelda: --But?

Lucia: The jail-house key!

Bede: Behold our little folklorist.

For the full-context of this conversation, click here.

6 comments:

Alec Wysoker said...

I don't remember being served chard in prison.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Alec, I don't remember you being in prison! They should serve chard in prison, though. It's one of the healthiest leafy greens you can eat.

Lone Star Ma said...

That is just too wonderful. Not the chard. The folk-conversation-song. Wonderful.

Nonny said...

Lucia is gonna be such a well rounded young women. That is too precious for words. What a cozy little picture you've painted with your words.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I must say I am confused but what should have been in the dialogue was - "Thank you mama! Thank you papa for this lovely chard and this splendiferous sauage and please may I be excused from the table!" What goes around comes around...!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Thanks, Nonny. My parents were always playing music and singing to us kids, and even though I never considered myself particularly musical (not like Ulric), something soaked in.

Yorkshire Pudding: No kidding! Getting Lucia to say "please" and "thank you" is almost as hard as giving the kitty a pill.