This is a story about the author talking to an old woman she had met in St. Lucia. The author is fascinated about what the old woman tells her about her life living in St. Lucia.
I have my Master's of Arts Degree in Education and I work with various age groups of students. I enjoyed St. Lucia with my two sons and husband, many, many years ago. When I saw an old woman selling fried plantains in her store that was a small, old shack , I was inspired by her smile, warmth and kindness. I wanted to write this story to share my cultural experience with others so people can appreciate the rich flavor of the Caribbean culture. I am also from the Caribbean culture, and seeing the old woman frying plantains (vegetable that looks like a banana) brought back so many happy memories of my childhood of eating fried plantains.