Elder Dollar

Did I ever write about my elder dollar?

Last year I was at the Clark College pow wow. Because of some deaths, the turn out was very small. The MC was filling the space with teaching moments. My mind is a little fuzzy but as I recall they did a blanket dance to raise money for one of the young dancers. That means you throw cash onto the blanket.

The MC explained that often the kid would give some of the money to elders to share what they received and because in our culture we honor our elders.

There was only a small group watching and Bob had wandered off to talk to someone he knew. I was sitting by myself, enjoying the community and watching the kids dance. I see the kid who did the blanket dance walking toward me and I assumed he wanted to say hello.

Nope. He came over to give me an elder dollar.

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