I biked with the girlettes to Lock & Dam No. 1 yesterday.
Chain-link fence with barbed wire on top barred the promenade to the 1970s-ish Control buildings.
(Usually you can walk out. Is it closed just for Covid time?)
Facing a wall, the girlettes wanted to reenact the end of The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, (1965) [last 2 minutes on youtube]
. . . SPOILER
when Richard Burton and Claire Bloom try to escape from East Germany over the Berlin Wall:
It's a sad ending, so first, something silly from the Blooper reel.
NO DOLLS WERE HARMED in the making of this tableau.
They kept laughing:
Also, a couple fire fighters came along an access path--to work on some equipment.
They saw the dolls on top of the fence and said,
"Are they stuck? Do you need a ladder?"
I wish I'd said yes.
Instead I explained what I was doing, but neither young man had heard of the movie... nor, I sensed by their blank reaction, had they heard of the Cold War, or even the Berlin Wall?
They also didn't know why the promenade was closed.
"That's federal property. We're city."
Here's our little reenactment.
The Girlettes Who Came in From the Cold
First, the spy climbs the wall to get to the other side.
Then the librarian climbs,
The spy goes back down to the librarian, knowing it means death.
. . . And Went to the Creek
So sad! I was a little disturbed at the end, but they thought it was all a lark.
They got up, and we all went and spent the afternoon at the creek.
Low was worried the water was too deep. She likes dirt.
BELOW: They played "Do you like butter?" with a dandelion.
(Did you play this when you were little?)
If there's yellow light under your chin, you like butter.
The thing is, the dandelion casts a yellow light--you can just see here--how does this work?
And they read up on the circus (not John Le Carré's spy circus) for Costume Day, coming up!