Scripture Reference: Joshua 1, 3-4; Psalm 145:4-7
A lesson about memorials.
DILLY – a southern fried chicken who doesn’t always get things straight
PASTOR JOHN – the preacher who sets her straight
(PASTOR JOHN is on stage talking when DILLY enters singing.)
DILLY: ¡La cucaracha, la cucaracha, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!
PASTOR JOHN: Oh. Hi, Dilly.
DILLY: (with a bad accent) Hola, Pastoro John.
PASTOR JOHN: Looks like you're in a good mood this morning.
DILLY: Why I'm finer than frog hair.
PASTOR JOHN: I like the maracas.
DILLY: Gracias. I got these darling things on my vacation to Mehico.
PASTOR JOHN: And the sombrero is very festive.
DILLY: I do declare, you sweet talkin' thing. Are you flirtin' with me, sir?
PASTOR JOHN: What? No, I...
DILLY: You are one tall drink of water.
PASTOR JOHN: Thanks, but I...
DILLY: And as handsome as a TV anchor man.
PASTOR JOHN: Thinks – I guess – but really...
DILLY: But I don't think it'll work out.
PASTOR JOHN: Huh?
DILLY: I know I am an FDA-approved, grade A chick, but you've got to forget about me.
PASTOR JOHN: But I never...
DILLY: My daddy would never approve of a mixed marriage.
PASTOR JOHN: I don't think...
DILLY: Let's speak of our forbidden love no more.
PASTOR JOHN: That'll suit me just fine.
DILLY: (dramatic pause) You were saying.
PASTOR JOHN: (snapping out of it) Oh, yeah. You got those on your vacation in Mexico?
DILLY: Si. I wanted something to help me remember my splendid vacation.
PASTOR JOHN: So it was a good vacation?
DILLY: It was the kind of vacation that'll knock your socks clean off and into the washer.
PASTOR JOHN: Wow! That must have been some trip. Where in Mexico did you go?
DILLY: I don't rightly recall. I reckon it has some Spanish name. But we had the most splendid time. ¡La cucaracha, la cucaracha!
PASTOR JOHN: Did you try any yummy food while you were there?
DILLY: I don't rightly recall, but I'm certain we did. I think it was some sort of foreign food. But we had the most splendid time. ¡La cucaracha, la cucaracha!
PASTOR JOHN: What did you do while you were there?
TOGETHER: I don't rightly recall.
DILLY: But we had...
TOGETHER: the most splendid time.
DILLY: How in the name of Col. Sanders did you know I was going to say that?
PASTOR JOHN: Because you can't seem to remember much about your "splendid vacation."
DILLY: But I have this adorable sombrero and maracas.
PASTOR JOHN: Those are the things you bought to help you remember your vacation. If you don't actually remember your vacation, they are just a hat and a couple of rattles.
DILLY: Well, don't that just pepper my gumbo. You are right, sir. (getting excited) I spent all that money on a vacation, and I don't recall it. That could depress a hyena. I must go directly to my friend Flora and have her tell me about our vacation. Flora! Flora! (exits quickly)
PASTOR JOHN: (stares at stage surprised at Dilly’s sudden departure)
DILLY: (reappears) I almost forgot – bye, y’all! (exits)