Hello everyone, my apologies for being away so long. We had a great time at our Tribal Family Day, this past weekend. My little craft table raised $20 in donations, but more importantly, the kids had a great time making something to remember the day by. I was so pleased there were several activities for the children. They had a potato dance and a candy dance. Our Children are our Future. It's so important to keep them engaged and involved in our Culture.
One young man was working on a craft project and commented "I like this one better!" Confused, I asked him what did he like better. "THIS family reunion, I like it much better!" That one comment made all my efforts worth every moment of preparation.
Of course, the covered dish meal was outstanding. My husband lamented he only had one stomach. But his raffle ticket luck was in high gear. My daughter and I both won chokers, my Mother a walking stick, and the 4th winning ticket out of only 10, he gave to a child. She was so excited to win something.
The weather was beautiful and I hope word gets out to more Tribal members of the varying activities so our attendance will increase. We did have more children than in the past, but then, that was skewed a bit, as the Chief's Granddaughters were able to attend, a set of identical QUADS!
The only downside, and the reason I've been away from the forum, I brought home a nasty cold. It's trying hard to get into my chest, and I'm fighting it hard.