At the Movies with Mrs. Lady and Mrs. Beagle

Romy Rohr Varda, age 10
At the Movies with Mrs. Lady and Mrs. Beagle Romy is nine and half, but by the time this is published, she will be ten. She is in fifth grade and she love bears and reading. Her favorite author is Roald Dahl. She lives in NY with her Mom, Dad, and her yellow lab Misha.

“MRS. LADY
Today, we are going to the movies with my friend, Mrs. Knitting, and her dog, Mrs. Bulldog.

MRS. BEAGLE
Ruff ruff? [What movie? Star Wars, King Kong, Frozen 2, Jumanji?]

MRS. LADY
We are going to watch It’s a Wonderful Life!”

MRS. LADY
Oh hi, Mrs. Beagle!

MRS. BEAGLE
Woof. [Oh hi, Mrs. Lady.]

MRS. LADY
Today we are going to the movies with my friend, Mrs. Knitting, and her dog, Mrs. Bulldog.

MRS. BEAGLE
Ruff ruff? [What movie? Star Wars, King Kong, Frozen 2, Jumanji?]

MRS. LADY
We are going to watch It’s a Wonderful Life!

MRS. BEAGLE
Riff ruff? [What the heck?]

That evening…

MRS. LADY
Mrs. Beagle, are you ready?

MRS. BEAGLE
Ruff… [I am not… ]

MRS. LADY
Oh well, you are not ready, but here is your hat. (Pulls out an ugly dog hat)

MRS. BEAGLE
Ruff ruff. [Thanks… but it’s super ugly!]

MRS. LADY
(Cries) You don’t like it? I knitted it. (She stops crying.) Let’s go to the cinema.

Outside

MRS. KNITTING
Oh hi, Mrs. Lady, and hi, Mrs. Beagle. Let’s go to the cinema!

MRS. BEAGLE
Ruff ruff! [Hi, Mrs. Bulldog, I have been waiting all day to see you!]

MRS. BULLDOG
Ruff Riff. [Me too.]

MRS. LADY
Mrs. Beagle. and Mrs. Bulldog, come!

Inside the cinema

MRS. KNITTING
Hi, sir, we are here to watch It’s a Wonderful Life.

THE SIR AT THE COUNTER

Sorry, but It’s a Wonderful Life has been out of cinemas for more than eighty years. You can watch Little Women, Frozen 2, or Jumanji

MRS. LADY
I think we will watch Little Women.

MRS. BEAGLE
Ruff. [I told Mrs. Lady that It’s a Wonderful Life was bad.]

MRS. BULLDOG
Ruff riff ruff! [I told Mrs. Knitting the same thing!]

MRS. LADY
Mrs. Knitting, I watched Little Women fifty years ago.

MRS. KNITTING
So did I!

They enter the theater. The movie starts.

MRS. LADY
(Screams) What the heck? This is not Little Women.

EVERYONE EXCEPT MRS. LADY AND MRS. KNITTING
Shhh!

SECURITY
Ma’ams, you need to leave this room if you wanna scream.

MRS. LADY
(Cries) Why, why?

SECURITY
Just get out!

MRS. BEAGLE
Ruff ruff! [What a bad idea!]

The next day

MRS. LADY
Oh look, I got a package. (She opens it.) It is a DVD of It’s a Wonderful Life.

MRS. BEAGLE
Ruff! [Oh no!]

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