It took a little time to assemble this group. Friends and relatives of the original five or six girls jumping on the steps of their house wanted to join the group as they drove or walked by. This either upset the look of the group or distracted the people in it. Finally a little peace descended over us when additions to the group dried up and passing drivers ceased to catcall.
high spirits were partly due to the two girls in flowered skirts on the
left. They had graduated from their school that afternoon.
was there when I first turned up―enjoying her large family, but she soon
disappeared inside when I asked her to stand over there instead of where
she was. I think she also saw that helping to control the young people
was not a battle she wanted to take part in. Just as I had things in a fairly orderly way, she appeared at a second floor window and asked when her pizza was coming. An added hazard was that two of the women wanted to photograph me while I was struggling to photograph them.