Saturday, May 30, 2009

Local Elders Cross Over

I was asked to pass this information on about a couple of local Elders that have crossed recently.  Please pray for them and the families they left behind.
Much Love and many prayers

James Leonard Hobbs crossed on May 26, 2009 from cancer of the liver.  He was widely known in the Creek community in the Panhandle.  Survived by his wife Sue 'Warrior Woman'  - There will be memorial service organized for  later this year. 


Grandma Leah ' Two-Ways' Hackworth crossed on May 24, 2009 in Missouri on the Pow wow Trail.  She was born in 1936 in Helena, Montana and raised on the Fort Belkneck Reservation until she was 6 years old.  She lived in an orphanage from 6 to 14 years old.  She had lived in central Florida for about 14 years and is survived by her daughter Kat and son-in-law Tom.  A memorial will be held later this year.



Saturday, May 23, 2009

How to Observe Memorial Day

Memorial Day Home Page

How To Observe

Memorial Day

"...gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime....let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation's gratitude,--the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan." --General John Logan, General Order No. 11, 5 May 1868

The "Memorial" in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are
beneficiaries of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Often we do not
observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember our ancestors,
our family members, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our friends who have
given the ultimate sacrifice:

by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of
our fallen heroes.

by visiting memorials.

by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.

by flying the 'POW/MIA Flag' as well (Section 1082 of the 1998
Defense Authorization Act)

by participating in a "National Moment of Remembrance":
at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day,
and for
Taps to be played.

by renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our
fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.

Also, please consider adding your voice in support of the efforts
to restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day back to
May 30th (instead of "the last Monday in May"). This would help
greatly to return the solemn meaning back to the day, and to help
return minds and hearts to think upon the ultimate sacrifices made by
those in service to our country. Just one day out of the year to honor
our loved ones, our ancestors, our friends who died in conflicts and wars
-- not to honor war, but those that died in those conflicts and wars.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Taking some vacation time


Hope everyone is well.  We are on the Peace River in Wauchula taking some vacation time.  Its Awesome, been finding shark teeth on the river bank.  Saw some Gators - they are mating by the way, OH YAA and the neighbor can't find her cat - YIKES!! well there are signs all over that warn of the Gators and Snakes!!!

Gonna add a few more events to the pow wow page and start scheduling our travels this summer.  Looks like we will do Trade Days in Trade, TN as our first out of state pow wow this season. 

Anyways Be Safe!! Love Y'all - I will keep blogging more, now that we will be travelling more.





Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Last Couple Pow wows in Florida for 3 months

Last Couple Pow wows in Florida for 3 months

We are loading up for Dade City, probably will Not do the Southport Pow wow.  These will be the last ones here, so we will be scheduling our journey North shortly.  The dot come pow wow page has been updated with many in the southeast, so visit


   May 8 - 10, 2009 ~ 17th Annual Mothers Day Native American Pow Wow

Withlacoochie River Park ~ 12449 Withlacoochie Blvd., Dade City, Florida

 "Mittie, Robert Wood, and family are back to stay" There will be 35 Vendors, 2 Demonstrators, and 2 Food Vendors - Set up On Wed & Thurs - All School Children on May 8th - For more info call or e-mail ~ Mittie Wood 1-352-583-3388 or or Sharon Thomas 1-352-521-3012 or Withlacoochee Native American Indian Culture, Inc. PO BOX 215 - Trilby, Florida 33593-0215 - No Alcohol, No Drugs, No Firearms, All Pets Must be on a Leash - NO WOLF'S ALLOWED

May 22 - 24, 2009 ~ 2009 North Bay Clan Pow Wow

3733 County Road 2321 - Southport, FL 32409

Drum: Decendants - MC: John Ferguson - Dancing, Singing, Crafts, Food - Friday - Saturday 9am to Until - Sunday 9am - 3pm - Grand Entry each day 1pm - James Bush (850)381-8400

Our Thundering Spirit Butterflies!