Elmo’s month

Elmo carried a plate of carrots and celery and into Elma’s room. “What’s this?” she asked.
“I thought we could celebrate,” Elmo said. “May is National Mastication Month. I thought these would be good foods to celebrate with.”
They were indoors because of the chance of rain, though the temperatures were in the 50s. The weekend would be probably be dry, with temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Elma set down her copy of Being and Nothingness. “That’s nice of you,” she said. Elmo joined her in eating some celery.”Slow down,” Elma chided. “You always eat too fast.” Elmo obeyed. “Well,” Elmo said happily, “I have 30 days to practice.