Sunday Scribblings post in series called Etta. Today chapter is written as a very small scene in a stage play….just for fun.
#130 — Wedding
the year: 1938
the place: small town American
setting: Oona living room
cast: Lutheran church group
(the whispers and mumbling in the backgroud.)
1st woman: pg! Can you imagine. Her mother is giving her a shower and she is pg.
2nd woman: I never did think that Oona should have sent her away to boarding school.
1st woman: We do have a high school right here in town! Can you imagine, them with a grandchild? Oona didn’t even really like raising a child! (Leaning in closer)
2nd woman: Where will they live? Maybe Oona will let them live here at home.
1st woman: (catty) No, I suppose Mr. Eriksson will provide a house.
2nd woman: Maybe they will live in the old place, you know the one that Annali lived in before she…
1st woman: (shocked) Do you think so?
2nd woman: Well, maybe. It is a long walk to town but the milk train stops at the mine store crossing…they could ride it to town.
1st woman: How old is she anyway? I thought she was only 16.
2nd woman: Oona is saying they kept her out of school for an extra year when she was 6 but I don’t remember that. (pausing) How did you find out she was pg?
1st woman: Well….I just assumed. Why else would she marry at that young age?
2nd woman: Oh!