TONKAWA Talking Leaf Notes: Meeting of March 13, 2005

Hot food and lots of it is always a strong feature of this TONKAWA potluck Sunday!

TONKAWA President Esther Abrahano joined in a prayer circle for all our Indian Nations peoples. She completed the prayer in her Choctaw language.

Good fellowship is all around us as the members enter the room greet and form into conversation groups.

Great fun, traditional tribal teasing and good fellowship makes this one of the most satisfying events of the month.

Excellent winter comfort and healthy food: turkey and egg noodles in alfredo sauce stove-pot hot. Fried chicken and Helen Halling’s deviled eggs always brings smiles to the TONKAWA membership. There are some most tasty traditional side dishes: sliced potatoes salad, pink and meat beans and casserole dishes. Hot coffee and soda pop to wash it all down with.

Announcements of the: Native American events and conferences are brought to the TONKAWA members’ attention. Ideas as to crafts and activities were again mentioned. There are many overlapping events next month.

All members and visitors left with thoughtful opinions, big smiles and memories of a different meeting and some with a nice gift and snack for later too!

Maybe we will see you and a friend at the next meeting of the TONKAWA Elders: April 10, 2005. Our TONKAWA meetings are in the Many Nations: Chet Hunt Community room, 3928 Illinois St. San Diego, CA.