Richard: Excuse me, my name is Richard. I’m a photographer. May I take a picture of you and
your little boy?
Matha Vann: What’s it for?
R: That’s for a book.
M: You’re writing a book?
R: Oh, yeah. It’s a book of pictures. I call it Family Album, U.S.A.
M: It’s a nice idea. Well, it’s fine if you take our picture. I’m Matha Vann. R: Thank you. I appreciate your help. I’m Richard. What’s your name? G: Gerald.
R: How old are you?
R: And where do you live?
M: We live in California.
R: Well, welcome to New York. O.K. Just a second. I’m almost ready here. Alexandra: Can I help you?
R: Oh, please. Hold Gerald’s hand please. Great! Now point to the buildings. Terrific! Now give
mommy a kiss, Gerald. Nice! Thank you, Gerald. And thank you, Mrs. Vann.
M: Oh, my pleasure. We’ll be looking for you book. R: Thank you, goodbye. Bye, Gerald. Thanks again.
A: Oh, you’re welcome.
R: Hey, let me take your picture. A: Wonderful, please.
R: Are you from New York?
A: No, I’m from Greece. I’m an exchange student. R: When did you come here?
A: Three months ago.
R: Your English is very good.
A: Thanks. I studied English in school. R: Would you like some coffee?
A: No, thank you. Tell me about your book.
R: Oh, it’s not finished yet. But I have some of the pictures. Would you like to see them? A: Yes, I’d like that.
R: Here they are. Family Album, .U.S.A.. It’s an album of pictures for the United States, the cities, the special places, and people, and these are pictures of people working, steelworkers, bankers,
police, street vendors, ambulance drivers, doctors… Oh, this is my father. He’s a doctor. This is
A: What’s her name?
R: Ellen. My younger brother Robbie. He goes to the high school. This is my sister Susan; she works in a toy company. This is my grandfather. He lives in Florida. This is my wife, Marilyn. A: Oh, she’s very pretty.
R: Thanks. What’s about your family?
A: They are in Thessaloniki. That’s a large city in northern Greece. But now I’m living in the
R: With a Greek- American?
A: No, Hispanic.
R: Oh, no, it’s five thirty. Em, will you excuse me. I have to meet my wife. A: It was nice meeting you.
R: It was a pleasure meeting you, too. Thanks for your help, and good luck. I’ve got to go. By the
way, I’m Richard Steward. What’s your name?
R: Bye bye, Alexandra. Thanks.
A: Bye bye…… Richard, Richard, you left your bag!