Hose the pretzel off of the side walk.
Wash the pretzels with butter
Drink something to clear the food in her throat.
Scrub the preztle stain out of her clothes
A cloth belt
A hair ribbon
Rode the same bus
Called the bus again
Went home on the same bus
Remembered a past bus trip
Tricia Ann was getting off at the next stop.
There were no more seats available in the Blacks Only Section
Tricia Ann was going to sit up front in the bus
Mrs. Grannell was carrying heavy grocery bags.
She was upset that she could not sit there.
She was going to have to sit on another bench.
Someone was mean to her.
She lost her purse.
He says he wants to sit on a bench at the fountain also.
He reminds her that she can sit on the bench marked Colored People
He says that his brother, Jesse, can't eat at a restaurant where he cooks the food.
He shares a story about not being able to drink from a Whites Only Waterfountain.
She had been twirling and was dizzy.
She was tired.
She tripped on a rock.
Her shoes were too big.
That Tricia Ann better obey them or she'll get into trouble.
That one day all of the signs will be taken down.
That they are funny.
That they can tell you where to sit, but not what to think.
An old woman to works in the flower shop.
An old woman who takes care of the church garden for free.
An old woman who takes care of the church garden as a job.
An old woman who works at the library.
She was curious and just walked in.
She came in using the Colored entrance on the side.
She snuck inside with other people.
She was rushed inside with a crowd of fans.
Because Tricia Ann can check out books on her own.
Because Tricia Ann can read all the books for free.
Because the public library is open to people of all races.
Because her best friend meets her there.
There aren't enough seats for Tricia Ann.
Colored people can't come in the front door
Colored people aren't allowed in the Grand Music Palace.
Hurry up, we're going to be late.
Ashamed and embarassed
Angry and hurt