A few weeks ago, Fred’s mama ‘Muddie’ called and asked if we could come and do the entertainment for a family get together, one that was to be a secret. Of course Sherry and I agreed. Fred’s mama is 91 and spry as a young chicken. She gave us the date and we were coming anyway but didn’t know when.
Me & Muddie after the program, she said I redeemed myself from the last time.
This has been fun, I used the picture to go along with “The House by the Side of the Road” by Sam Walter Foss. I combine it with the one by Edgar Guest called “Home”. It was fitting for such a good family.
(Well when finished and under Black light, it looked passable)
The tables were beautiful, I even got to eat with Gold flat ware! (The meal and salad was delicious along with Coconut pie (well yeah, they also had chocolate))
Muddie had the dinner catered for her three boys and two girls and their mates. They have a beautiful good natured family.
She gave everyone a nice present along with a great dinner and the BEST entertainment.
On the way thru Cherokee country I thought of another Story. The one of the young Indian Princess that went missing and nearly caused a national uprising of ALL native Americans.
You might remember the name. Her mother Moon Mother was wondering what the child should be named, of course not knowing the sex of the child she wanted an appropriate name. In her 9th month she was returning from the water place in the evening, when she tripped on a root. At that moment a huge rock fell from the side of the mountain, it landed where she would have been had she not tripped.
Immediately thanking the gods, she knew the name required, ‘Falling Rock’. The baby was born a healthy beautiful girl. She grew into a beautiful princess.
Unfortunately a Government Survey team came thru the Reservation, the Chief, ‘Falling Rock’s father’ did not like it, said it was bad medicine. After their departure, Falling Rock was missing. A message was sent thru the Agent that unless Falling Rock was located and returned there would be trouble.
The agent knew that the Chief was good friends with all the Nations, and his word could trigger trouble. Immediately Congress acted. Ordering a search for Falling Rock. Succeeding presidents done the same to pacify the nations. President Obama is no exception. he too has continued the practice of Looking for Falling Rock. It was settled that as long as the US Government continued to look for Falling Rock, even though not satisfied, things would remain at peace.
It is funny to me, our government has done some strange things, but still today about 200 years later, the same law is there. Showing that the search is still in affect. You have probably seen the signs, especially in the mountains today. Just look as you travel, you will still see Government produced signs:
Okay, it is a corny story but everyone laughed, and after all, the evening was about family!!!
The family seems to support Fred and Will on the 100 mile hike.
The Brannen boys and girls and Mama. Below is the in-laws and Sherry taking pictures of the above.
A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
I love this 1924 Bentley!