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just a taste of OKRA

 
LILLIAN
Ya’ll don’t care about ya’ll culture.  Ya’ll heritage.  The okra is on the vines.  They’re just hanging there, waiting to be cooked.   Mais non.  Just to spite me you won’t cook it.
 
CLAUDINE
That’s not true, Mama.
 
MARIE
Mama, please.
 
LILLIAN
Why did you plant okra in the garden, huh?
 
CLAUDINE
Marie wanted that garden.  Not me.  I set up the poles and the string because Marie couldn’t finish it for herself.
 
MARIE
That’s not true.  I tried, but that rooster attacked me.
 
CLAUDINE AND LILLIAN
Alright, Marie.
 
CLAUDINE
Just cut it out.
 
MARIE
Nobody believes me in this house.
 
LILLIAN
Get Antoine to give you a freezer bag of shrimp.  Ask him for two freezer bags.  You slice the baby okras and smother them in the pot.  Add some vinegar to cut the slime.  And if you put one drop of liquid Zatarains, urs va guarantee …