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around the dinner table

November 3 2011 at 6:38 PM
Rebecca Nery Weaver & Bob Weaver  (no login)


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David,
Thank you for your time and your response. I will take your words into consideration. You are correct, you were not there as I sat on my Grand-Mother's lap with snuff running down the sides of her mouth. For all you know I could be making it all up. You were not there when my Mother tucked me in at night and told me of her Grand-Father who was a Brave Cherokee and asked to leave the reservation never to return because he met and fell in love with a White woman named Sylvia from England whose family disowned her because she fell in love with a Cherokee. You were not there as my Uncle from my Mother's side told me I had feature's like my Great Grand-Father whose Mother was a Cherokee princess named "Fair Cloth Holmes" and that her grave is somewhere in the Carolina's and I pray to the Creator I am able to find one day. No David, you were not there and you haven't walked in my shoes as I have not walked in yours. As I said to your Father I am not a wanna-be I am a wanna-know. I want to know more about my roots and my family from both sides. With no disrespect to you or your Father or your people, I have a story as everyone does. The Elders of all tribes pass down stories and they are nothing but. Some are legends to teach values and some are truths to the best of the person's recollection. The family members that passed down these stories to me were the Elder's of my tribe. So I set forth to seek the truth as do we all. I am blessed that I was able to speak to you and your Father and I hold that in my head and heart as I do all things and all lessons I carry on my path. I feel that you have great anger and in plain sight rightfully so for so many reasons. At my dinner table I will pray for you and your Father as I thank the Creator for all my blessings, for even though your words are harsh, it adds to my learning process and I thank you.

 
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