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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Last Friday our friends Lionel, a Cree Shaman and Irvin, a Cree sculptor, conducted a pipe ceremony at our stone circle, in honor of Marcel's life. Marcel was not Native but had a huge love and respect for the people and culture. The ceremony was attended by immediate relatives and a few very close friends.
Following the ceremony there was an outdoor potluck dinner organized by my friends Brenda and Tanis. After we finished eating a sharing circle was formed (quite a feat when dealing with this batch of relatives!) and each person was given the opportunity to say a few words.
The day was perfect. Everyone commented that it was just what he would have wanted and that they left feeling much more at peace.
On Sunday there will be a public memorial which will be open to anyone wishing to attend.
My daughter Carmel, from Australia, will be staying here for a few more weeks. I am sure that I have the best four children in the world. I don't know how I would get through this without them.
Thank you so much for all your kind comments and prayers. They are much appreciated.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
On behalf of mum I'd like to let all her blogging friends know that our beautiful dad and mum's soul mate passed away peacefully yesterday just after four. He waited until all of us kids and mum were with him, took a few more breaths and slipped quietly off into a land filled with rainbows and seven pointed stars.
We love him so much and will miss him forever.
Your support and condolences mean so much to mum and I know she appreciates all your kind words.
Thank you so much on behalf of mum, us kids and all the entire family....
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 09, 2011
This year at our annual July 7 party we had native drummers from Long Plain Reserve near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. They were totally amazing.
My grandsons sang and played guitar. I thought they were amazing too. I may be a tiny bit biased but many other guests assured me that they were indeed very good.
My niece from Alberta lit the fire.
And what a fire it was!
Everyone helped light the grass circle around the center fire.
Is anything more fun than leaping through smoke and fire?
Friday, July 08, 2011
I have been missing in action lately because we have been organizing and hanging a large art show. These are just a few of the pieces. The light wasn't very good so some of the photos are a bit dark, but I hope you can get an idea of the quality of the art.
My Australian themed pieces are hanging in the background.