July 12th – A Little Frustration

Morning Message:  Eileen

In the face of adversity there is nothing wrong with hope.
O. Carl Simonton
Travel is fatal to prejudice, narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.  Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.
Mark Twain
Journal:  Gail
The day was another hot and busy day.
Six volunteers (Lorraine, Kathy, Katelyn, Ally, Karen and Kate) worked at the Extreme Warrior Event and passed out water.  There were only 6 participants and some did not even want water.  Ally commented that the volunteers drank more water than the participants.
 Other volunteers ended up at Youth Days (for the second time). Erik set up for the volleyball net at Youth Days and helped supervise that.  Others helped with refereeing.  Kate and Karen supervised some children from the Nurturing Child Center who were physically/mentally challenged. Jody and Mark hung around to the end and helped take down and clean up.
Kate with Wilfred (the cutest/smartest little boy who just had surgery)
Otherwise, Robin and Mary worked at the Eagle Pride Senior Center and Robin did the Meals on Wheels.
In the morning, Gail and Barbara worked on the inventory at the community college library.
In the afternoon, Bonnie and Barbara were packing up free books used for recruiting people to sign their kids up for the Blackfeet Head Start program.
This evening, we had a barbecue at the Mission.  There was another group of kids from St. Louise Parish in Bellevue, WA.  The speaker was Marty Martin.  His Indian name is Beware of Sleeping Wolf.  He gave a presentation of his perspective of injustices done to the Indians.  He also talked about some Blackfeet history, customs, and gifts we have gotten from the Indians.  Taking the right route home, we made it back in under a half hour.  Hooray!
We rolled with it and everything worked out in the end!


0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply