Wednesday, August 13, 2014

TIA- ( Narratives)

Children's Book 2- TIA

Chapter 1, Pages 1 - 10

     Tia has one of the most beautiful sites any visitor could ever imagine. The rich had generators for their homes...and the not  too rich or poor...and other lower classes used lanterns, lamps, or torches to find their ways at nighttime... 

     The town stood quietly on an island surrounded by water. It is positioned in a beautiful surrounding of waterfront, fisherman's wharf, seashells, crabs, canoes, boats, cabins that are built upon water....

Narrator: A town surrounded by waterfronts, ocean, cabin houses built on water, canoe-boats, speed-boats, canoes with paddle sticks, a fisherman's wharf, an extended deck that guides the steps of the 
people to different directions.

     Women, children, men, took their baths in the river, waterfront, or riverside...half-clothed using wash cloths ... women clothed from their chests to...knees--and men clothed from their waists to their knees--

kids are clothed in like manner...everyone of 'em used a wash cloth....  the town never experienced floods...  flooding never occurred...

     A town where animals like dogs, cats, birds, male-hens or roosters, chicks, hens, ducks, goats, sheep lived their various lives around homes, above homes, in town's center or square, or stayed inside at
nighttime; but outside at daytime...

Narrator: Houses built with straws or zinc roofs, muds, and bricks for different class 
levels for town's people. A male-hen or a rooster standing on the roof-top of one of the straw houses. 

     The winds and the breezes from the ocean were very kind to the land and its people.  Men and their families would paddle canoes...and boat owners would ride theirs... 

     In the mornings, one could hear these sounds...maa, maa, baa, baa, meow, meow, woof, woof, quack, quack ... sounds of the town's animals...

One would ask, "Did you hear the sounds...?"  ...yes or no!... 

     The people of this town have no choice but to wake-up after hearing the repeated sounds of the male-hen...cocoriokoohhh ... cocoriokooh ... cocoriokooh...   (meaning cock-a-doodle-doo).

     The women do their chores, the men set out to do their various jobs: fishermen,
shoemakers, hunters, boat-riders, farmers, carpenters, painters, welders, teachers, hospital aides... 

"'morning, good day," Grandma would say to them as they passed by our home. "See you later,"

they would say to her.

Narrator: Young ladies carrying pails, waterpots or buckets on their heads or on shoulders or lifted by a single hand returning from rivers, wells, or tap water pumps, owned by richer town's people; also, on the other-side a church building and a boy bell ringer, and people include women, men, children of all ages dressed in their best outfits entering or approaching the building.

     The young girls and ladies would fetch water for their homes going down to the riverside to get clean water for chores: like bathing infants--for those that take their baths in cabin houses, scared of doing so in the river; or for washing clothes or dishes ... in pails, pots, or buckets, singing along as they journey ... while some would head toward the town's various wells directions to fetch clean water for
drinking or fill-up water-pots for cooking food from wells, or even from tap water, running, and owned by some generous rich town's people. 

"Thanks," one lady said, "okay, go well...," says the owner. 

     Growing up as a little child, myself, I truly loved this town. I spent some time with my Grandma living this life style and I loved it very much... 

     On Sundays ... we would put on our best clothes, including the men, boys -- wore 
socks, shoes -- women, ladies, girls -- children wore head-ties or hats and we 
would go to church.  The church building stood by the center of the town. The bells would ring reminding the people that it is time for service.