Wednesday, November 30, 2005


You'll have to bear with me as i lost my notes ,accidentley deleted them from my comp.dang. When i fell behind on postin i had notes to go by to catch up. I have to go by memory now so things may not be in order but it will be the way it happened. So i'll not procrastinate when it comes to my blog.
Good news is their gettin more people back in the band office. Chief ,Tribal secretary plus a few more. But still have to travel all over the Rez for some business. And they got bigger doorway from reception area into the council chambers and put in a wider wheel-chair access into reception. Although it was my bro with his motorized scooter that was havin to squeeze thru those slim doorways,it needed to be done. Now for some bad news. Only 1 washroom in building now but a Johnny On The Spot beside the Fish Assessment trailer. Be a little cold on the bunz now that were gettin winter. Can't put a septic bed back in ,not enough room,as the property was surveyed wrong back in the 70's. Thoses non-native surveyors did'nt care as long as they got paid. So gonna have 2 large holding tanks,i myself think there is an easier and cheaper way to do this. I brought up the idea of an ''Area Bed'' at a council meeting. It's still a septic bed but is smaller than a regular bed. It's used when u dont have enough land. We put one in at a residence where she did'nt want to cut to many tree;s around her house. They can still have a holding tank for the toilets n use area bed for Gray Water. But what do i know ,i only spent most of my life in construction. And i've learned a few things.
Gettin more snow so it gettin difficult to strip nets outside,i may have to work in basement now. But thats not a problem just not as much room. Had my grandson helpin me as he needed some money for bullets for hunting season. So i had him help me to try and get most done befor the snow hit. But we ended workin in some mini blizzards and was it cold. I enjoyed workin with him even though he missed a few days of school. Put it down as job placment. Have to get him back to help me drag the nets to house,need him to do the heavy lifting.
I've been busy with gettin estimates to put in wheelchair ramp at the United Church. Doorway so narrow and hard when there's a funeral to get casket inside. Bein's as most of our pall bearers are the beefy type,yours tryly included. Even tight for the not so beefy.
Well the fall fish runs is on this month. Talkin to some of the fisherman its a slow start. Finding buyers for all the fish is the next prob. Most will wait till they start catching lots and then drop the price they're willing to pay. Just like any other year,pay good at the start then peanuts after. But its either take what u get or your stuck with the fish. Bet all those fisherman are wishin the Co-op was still goin. All it took was one guy to kill all the work to get co-op goin. Oh well ,what goes around comes around.

Friday, November 11, 2005


I went to the rememberance service for the first time in a long while. Their are not that many vets left sorry to say. I totally forgot about it till a friend stopped by and asked if i was still goin. I was in the middle of stripping gill nets. Im working in trade, i do work for him and he pays for sand and trucking in the spring. I need some landscaping done to cover up my rock garden/yard so i can grow a lawn agin. Anyway it was a bit cold standing at the cenotaph good thing i dressed warm. One of our older vets was there in his wheel chair. I was standing well back but i heard him say to the Ernie. Put on another pair of gloves cause he was havin problem turning pages with gloves on. He may not be able to walk amymore but he still sharp as a tack. There were kids there that sang Oh Canada in Ojibway. I just wish more people would turn out,but i was one of them till this year. Better late than never i guess. And i wish more people from the band office and band programs and Political body where there. There is not one person on this Rez that did not have a family member fight in The War of 1812 to The Gulf War. And i really don't think were finished yet. My grand daughter is in the Army Cadets,think she been in 2 years now. She likes it so far at least she'll get to travel and get an education from it. Just hope there's no war in her near future,she in her first year of highschool. Where was i,oh yah,they had a happy hour and a meal for the vets and coffee,tea water or pop for us also. I had to leave early so i did'nt see wether the vets got wild or not during happy hour. ha,ha,ha. All kidding aside im very proud to say that i grew up knowing personally many of the vets from the 1st., 2nd and Korean War. Thanks to my dad bein a vet i got to know and drink with them. I was under age but i never acted the fool with them. Mayb thats why i got along with them or they put up with me. Good memories but i miss them all.
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