– Dream Catcher –

— { Marysville, NB – Jim Wellington -Monday, July 6th, 2020 – +17˚C / +64˚F – & mostly cloudy in New Brunswick at 1:40 pm } –

- Dream Catcher -

– “Dream Catcher” –

— Another item Draelen scanned late last night – early this morning. This is something I picked up – maybe at a crafts fair? – don’t remember where or when –

— I thought Draelen would appreciate this – Being that he’s the only one of us who knows he has indigenous  roots – I merely grew up believing I was 1/32nd some kind of ‘Native American’ / First Nations – probably Iroquois – maybe Pequot? – Or one of the lesser known New England tribes. We were told that one of our Scottish ancestors – “The second son of a titled family-” { surname “George” }  – came to the ‘new world’, seeking his fortune – settled in Vermont – and one of his sons married a Native American woman – but the last time I asked my grandmother about this she looked irritated, and said, “I don’t know what you’re talking about-” – But – seeing as she grew up in the early 1900’s with a very strict father – she may have been denying a ‘truth’ about something that was culturally not acceptable in ‘Polite Society’ back in those days – when everything was black and white { before the development of colour television? } – But then – when I asked my uncle, { My grandmother’s son – } about it – he said that he’d done a little bit of digging and believed that the ‘Native American’ woman was most likely a great aunt, not a great grandmother.

— Dreamcatchers were more widely accepted and wanted by the people I met when I followed my heart to Canada – than I remember them being in Connecticut – { One of my uncle’s self described “Half-Breed” friends had a blood red bumper sticker on his car that read, “Custer died for your sins.”

— This card and the delicate dreamcatcher that came with it was commissioned by Saint Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota – I’ve never been there, and I have no idea whether there might be any ‘bad blood’ or painful memories associated with that – by members of any tribes, anywhere.

— But I do like the idea of having a dreamcatcher in a window allowing only good dreams to reach anybody sleeping, especially children.

—– Jim { —jrw— }

Welcome to July? oops, it’s slipping past us already?

Good Morning – it’s a Monday, July 6th, 2020, my weather app believes it’s +18˚C / +55˚F & overcast @ 5:27 am –

"Belly Dance with Gia" - Poster from 2001?c-

– “Belly Dance with Gia” – poster from 2001? 2002?

— I had a part time job at a Yoga studio while I was helping mom get the old hacienda ready for sale – Gia taught Belly Dancing at that Yoga studio. She liked having me there to scare the creeps away. She liked the idea that I could help get her some publicity thought my ‘connections’ at a public access cable teevee place – But the studio’s owner’s husband was an ice-hole manipulating sonofagun. And he didn’t want me around. But then, when he manipulated his wife into letting me go, I had nothing keeping me in Connecticut and growing reasons to move to Canada.

— I was impressed with Gia’s intelligence and she was impressed with what I’d heard about the history of Belly Dancing as it developed in a  culture where women were treated like possessions and kept from communicating with other women. Some Belly Dancing wordlessly communicated – for instance – demonstrated what happened during child birth –

— I found some twenty year old papers while I was rearranging my office here, and scanned some memories last night – the poster of Gia is one of them. Let’s see if I can get another one in here?

— Nope, the other stuff I scanned is too big to fit in here. And I’m too tired to try to fix that situation.

— Good night-

~~~~~ Jim