Andy and me having fun on Creek Street, Ketchikan, AK

Andy shot this video while we we enjoying our time in Ketchikan, AK on the Alaskan cruise we took in June. Here, he shows the Creek flowing under Creek Street and we have fun discussing the bawdy history of Dolly’s.

Transcription:

Andy: Welcome, everyone. This is Creek Street. This used to be all brothels. And… there were, like, 34 brothels along the creek here. And… this is in downtown Ketchikan, and that was pretty much the way it was until, I think they said, 1934. We do have a light rain falling right now, but in general, it’s just a wonderful day in the neighborhood. And there’s my wonderful husband…
Daniel: Hi!
(The next section of dialogue spoken with a stuffy English accent)
Andy: …in front of Dolly’s. Dolly’s used to be what?
Daniel: Well, Miss Dolly was the proprietress of a house of sporting women.
Andy: Does that mean they liked to play volleyball?
Daniel: It means they liked to play the sort of sports that men like to play, if you catch my drift.
Andy: Like the skin flute?
(Back to regular American accent)
Daniel: Something like that.
Andy: Uh-huh.
Daniel: (laughs)
Andy: (English accent again) Oh, paw-paw, what do you think? Dolly’s is quite interesting!

Author: Daniel Greene

I facilitate communication between Deaf and hearing people, and I teach people American Sign Language (ASL) and interpreting. Apart from doing the work I love, my greatest joys are family & friends, entertainment, food, photography, and travel.

Comments welcome

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s