Every week we choose someone in the congregation to write a little note to either wish them good health if they are ill or old or just say something we appreciate about them. I write the messages and the children draw some pictures and we deliver them after everyone shakes hands to say Meeting has ended.
Today K and A made pictures for Nell who is 91. C asked to make a card for her elderly neighbour who recently had to go to hospital by ambulance. Because C is 5 years old she can write so with a bit of help she wrote a short letter to her neighbour who has heart trouble so there were lots of pictures of hearts with X’s in them for kisses to make her heart better. I wrote to Chris who spent Saturday at Wimbledon. He was very keen because it was about tennis.
He drew carefully lots of (what looked like to us) big scribbles, with a zigzag in the middle. At the bottom there were a few circle shapes and one circle with a hotdog next to it. He was very proud of it.
After meeting he gave his picture to Chris and this was the conversation that ensued:
Chris: Thank you for the picture.
I: Dat’s a picture of nennis.
Chris: Oh that’s a picture of tennis.
I: (pointing to circle) Dat’s a nennis ball.
Chris: Oh yes, a tennis ball.
I: (pointing to circle with a hotdog) Dat’s a nennis wacket.
Chris: Oh of course a tennis racket.
I: (pointing to hotdog) Dat’s the handle.
Chris: Yes I can see that.
I: (pointing to zigzag) Dat’s a cwocodile.