So that's how you prune a cactus. Nothing like a well trimmed cacti. Be careful Purl...don't prick yourself...sorry, couldn't help it.
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quote:Originally posted by renrob05: I'm also a women, and I know that i am just as talented at stocks as you if not better.
Not to beat a dead horse but why did you post here Renrob? This IS Purl's off topic thread, she can post what she wants. Beside...if you really are a " women " you should be happy to have a compatriot here to rep the feminine intellect among all these guys who are for some odd reason drooling to learn all about gardening. LOL
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I was gonna go there Bigfoot, but Purl handled it well.
I think many women here resent all the attention Purl gets, but how many women you know, know about stocks, mechanics, gardening, Indian culture, english lit, programming. I have a feeling that isn't a complete list either. Let's face it, there isn't exactly women like this all over the place.
Now Bigfoot, I'm not sure what you mean by that last remark, I get extremely excited by the thought of a gardening lesson, so much so, that yes, it sometimes does result in drooling.
Hell, I'm still waiting areund here cause I was hopin to find out what a "women" is.
Reminds me about how mad a certain major state university was when I pointed out that the signs they had installed on all the restrooms in a new building didn't reflect well on their attention to scholarship.
I asked them to explain to me exactly what the words "MENS" and "WOMENS" were. I asked if they were expecting green bipeds from Mars to show up so there would be more than one sort of men and more than one sort of women.
When they announced it was a possessive, they blew their top when I explaimed that it was customary to have an apostrophe included in a possessive, IF you expected to look scholarly.
I think they are still POed.
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Now, onward and upward into more exciting topics.
Do you boys know how many hundreds of pictures I have provided for you?
Rock N Roll Indians!
Of course the band is playing Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild" after all many believe us to be nothing more than wild savages.
No chain link fence around the band, no broken beer bottles, no crazy drugged out freaks leaping off the stage, no Hells Angels guards.
I comment we are all about children, our family. For an event like this, at a powwow, children are encouraged to come up and sit right on the stage, and they do. Quite clear those kids are totally absorbed by the band.
Yes, he is a tribal chief playing guitar.
American Indians are all about children and honoring our ancestors. Kids and dignity, very important to us. Maybe this cultural aspect will help you to understand why I become so angry when people bring hatred here, bring dishonor here.
In our culture, when a member dishonors himself, really dishonors himself, he is banned from our lands, often for good.
Honor can be exemplified by a custom, not practiced today but well respected. When an Indian woman loses her brave, her husband, and she is too old to fend for herself, she will "walk off" out into the wilderness to die. None try to save her, none try to help her. Doing so would be to disrespect her. She is doing the Good for the tribe. She has become a burden to the tribe and her last act of protecting her tribe family, is to sacrifice her life so she will not be a burden.
Most of the boys here are probably too young to remember old women who roll their nylons down their knees to help keep them up because those old women have become so fat, no garter belt fits them anymore.
A semi-permanent encampment. Note the car in the background to provide scale. These are not small tepee, not at all!
You can see black soot on the tepee top near the car, and the third tepee from your left, no your other left. Those vents to let out smoke and to control temperature. Two poles inside are attached to those flaps for adjustment. A campfire is always in the center of a tepee, living quarters are ringed around the outside edge. These tepee are the equal to our common family home, but can hold ten to twenty people, quite comfortably.
Like a hornet's nest, make us mad and we come rumbling out in droves!
She is honored for something. Her hair bears an eagle feather which signals she is to be respected, is an important member of her tribe. At her young age, maybe an apprentice medicine woman, a learning shaman, or she is very talented in some activity.
Today, all Indians are honored for activities which may not be traditional. She could very well be a public school teacher, a nurse or similar.
I know, Tex. You are a man of education and awareness.
About the most close event we see in the Anglo world, maybe church services? Halloween?
Many Asian cultures engage in traditional activities, like Indians. Certainly a lot of South American cultures do, but they are of Indian lineage. There are a lot of cultures around the world who take tradition very seriously.
Tradition, though, seems lost upon typical Anglo cultures. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, those are traditional but events of this type number so few for Anglos.
Yes, our culture invests a lot of effort into maintaining tradition. Clothing in those photos are certainly hand made.
Reminds me of the story, "Shogun" by James Clavell in which an English sailor becomes absorbed by traditional Japanese culture, centuries back.
In time, he comes to prefer Japanese culture rather than his English culture.
catfish roping.. heh.. heh.. that is funny.
During my childhood, ornery adults told us stories about a catfish which eats children.
Grassy Lake borders our farm on the back forty, probably a good quarter of mile of lakeshore. Southeast Oklahoma is very wet, very green and very overgrown, much like an Amazon jungle; dark and spooky. In some areas, the canopy overhead is so thick, daylight never seems to come.
Deadly snakes are everywhere. Cotton Mouth and Rattlesnakes, mostly, six feet, eight feet long and big as your arm.
Toss in the world's greatest population of ticks and chiggers, zillions and zillions, and Eagletown becomes a place out to kill you and eat you, every step you take.
We kids are told of this one-hundred pound catfish, five-hundred pound catfish, half ton catfish, depending on who is telling the story and how much White Lightning wets the story teller's lips.
"Tellin' ya, child, that catfish swims up near shoreline, down there by Mudline Road, slithers its stinging whiskers up on shore, then dangles them over trees to look like vines. One of you young-ins comes walking along and that century old catfish wraps one of its whiskers 'round your neck, gets a good grip so yall can't holler for help. Right quick, that old catfish commences stinging you with those whiskers and soon you're plain stupefied and can't move. Then it drags you right on into the lake then swallows you whole, while you are still alive! You best stay away from that lake, child."
Intent of this story is keep kids away from the lake so not to fall in and drown.
Any wonder I am crazy after growing up thinking a huge catfish is out to swallow me whole?
please keep posting your native american pix - both them and their descriptions are very educational and interesting. i will try to remember to stay away from the catfish after too much fire water !
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