9th Annual Cosby Powwow

Yippee, Yahoo, it’s the Powwow we’ve been looking forward to all year long!

Got this one documented by my daughter, Robin as she shot pictures from the word go! As Phoenix got dressed in her regalia to us even getting out to the car, down the road and then the fun really began! This was Robin’s first powwow…Phoenix is an “old hand” at it now! SMILE…Got to see so many of my friends and introduce Robin to them! Got to hang out with my sweet Native SISTA’s Kim, Kim, Nicole and even sweet Ann Lemons! We finally got to meet and hug and visit! It was a mighty long day, I think we wore Robin out as she was so tired and ready to go even before the feast! Left the cookies and the coconut pie for all feasting! She shot several hundred pictures, I know I shot at least 300 so between the 2 of us, about 1000 images to process when we get home! WOW…Thanks girlie’s for the fantastic day! Nicole gifted Phoenix new green regalia, leggings and belt that had been her daughters…oh wow! Now we will HAVE to come back tomorrow so she can dance in it! Ann gifted me beautiful clip turquoise earrings and I gave her my red Cherokee necklace…Raven Wood gifted me a CD of his flute music and a CD of his RavenWood Drummers CD…I brought him my native bandana and thunderbird stone…Brought earrings for Kim Martin and for Nicole, too…and Phoenix brought bracelets for her new fancy shawl dancer friend. What a wonderful weekend! It felt so good to be in the sacred circle…much love to you and yours and thank you for making me a happy woman! With LOVE…………smile

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Birthday for a friend

Have to give a BIG shout out to Montana…His Birthday is August 19 and he is a whopping 62 today! SMILE

Happy Birthday, sweet angel………hope you and yours have GREAT fun for your birthday today!

With TN love and hugs to MT……….SMILE



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June 3rd, 2012 was a wonderful day in my life…I was gifted my new Native name by a friend near and dear to my heart…On Saturday, August 11, 2012  I was honored with a naming ceremony at the monthly ETOCD meeting down in Sevier County, TN. The Chief of the East Tennessee Overhill Cherokee Descendants confirmed the Native name gifted to me by my dear Inupiat Eskimo friend, Boo from Spokane, WA….Here I had a Cherokee naming ceremony, for a Hopi name and the pleasure of being escorted by my dear Lakota Sioux brother, Spotted Horse…Polikeaptiwa is Hopi and means butterfly on flower…I am truly blessed…thank you BOO with all my heart…you are a great love to me and mine…thank you, Chief Loveheart for allowing him to name me and for performing the ceremony today. Thank you, my Native family for the love you share with me and mine…I am so pleased to be part of this wonderful family…the red road is soothing my soul…I do believe I have found “home in my heart”.  big SMILE

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