With my work schedule we had to celebrate a little early this year. Friends it was wonderful but way to short, it is Sunday and I am sitting here overlooking my post waiting for my relief. I normally do not work Sundays but this last week has taken a toll on our crew so keep us all in your thoughts and prayers. Let me share before I tell you about our Christmas. Last Saturday Dec 15th I received a call that one of the officers didn't show up for work and that was unusual for him. So they began to call to have someone check on him and found him laying on the floor. He was breathing so they took him to the hospital he had suffered from a massive heart attach and a major stroke. My friend, co-worker and the man who trained me when I came to work here went to meet the Great Spirit Sunday Dec 16th Mr. Prince Barbie you will be missed greatly my friend. May your path over be filled with peace.
Well Friday we take off to Searcy Arkansas to spend our Christmas with my Aunt. It was a short trip and was sad to have to come back home so soon and go to work but we mixed bloods batten down and do what it takes to get it done. We make it to the Half Pint reservation about 7pm put Bella the war pony in the barn (garage) we go in and give our greeting and fix a Siquahawiya sandwich and make brown water with lemon and sugar in it. Pull off the wrap shirts and get comfortable. Aunt Ayeliiyv Sudagedv(Half Pint) turns on the TV I realized That we as a people today will watch about any damn thing. Did you know that have the craziest show on cable that is why at the Equa vdali reservation we have no cable just metal pole with broken prongs that pick up weather forecasters that can't forecast piss if you were pouring it from a boot......Howa I am getting off subject...the craziest thing I was watching.."Wives with knives"....."Women who kill"......"Pure evil criminals"......Oh Goodness!!!! I looked at Wodige Digatoli and said baby, please don't get any ideas LOL. I slept in bear skin bed with one eye open all night. Yes I know I will get in trouble for saying that hahaha.
We get up the next morning and start our day with strong Kawi and get ready to make the Christmas feast. What a treat oh my, we had shrimp scampi,peel n eat shrimp,baked potatoes,yeast rolls,salads and the main dish Snow crab. Needless to say I stuffed myself. If you remember my cousin and her husband "Rumbles in stomach and Use no hammer" well Wodige Digatoli and I decided we would go with them to pick up the shrimp and crab legs because Wodige Digatoli needed a memory card for her phone. Don't ever,ever,ever,EVER,EVER did I mention EVER go to Wal-mart the weekend before Christmas. What is it with people have they went flippin crazy so many people running around grabbing, screaming, hording to get the last item on the shelf. Rumbles in stomach said that she thought we were crazy to tackle this hunting trip so use no hammer and her would ride around in the parking lot in circles till we got back.......I guess this is the Native American version of the white settlers circling the wagons not sure but sounds good lol. I get Wodige Digatoli out of "Rattles with big dent" war pony and off we go on our hunting trip. Wodige Digatoli told me "hell slow down I can't keep up". See when I go on a hunting party I cruise tri-stride track, stalk, find, and POUNCE, ATTACK AND CLAIM VICTORY beside there were to many crazy people in there.
We searched forever for the all mighty sly little animal called "hold many Giga-bites" and the workers at Wal-Mart well let's say they didn't want to be around the crazy people as much as we didn't want to be. After what felt like many moons we found the little "hold many Giga-bites" hiding in a corner Zoomed out of there like a hawk swooping down on the unexpected Tsisdu.
We went and picked up the crab and shrimp and let me tell you Aunt Yeliiyv Sudagedu fed us well, Wodige Digatoli almost stepped on our jaws $228 wampum.
Use no hammer took us by a place where we got to watch a pair of Wohali they were so beautiful. The bald eagle is an awesome bird, we could have sat there and watched them all day but we knew we had to get back to the Ayeliiyv Sudagedu reservation before we got put on the roasting pit.
It was a great feast with friends and family but we had to leave after presents were given out and that was sad. During the cooking Rumbles in stomach took some pictures of Wodige Digatoli so I thought I would share them with you. We also acquired two more deer hides to tan. We also received a great tree guide to take with us on our outings. It was a wonderful Christmas. Wodige Digatoli and I wish you and your families the greatest of season greetings so Uwotlvdi Danisdayohihv ale Alihelisdi Tsunilvwisdanedinigesvnaiga (Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays)
Oh check out the photo of Wodige Digatoli eating her first Snow Crab......she has that "what the hell are you taking my picture" look on her face.....she knows I love her.