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Postby starlitediva » Sun Jul 16, 2000 10:41 am

Dear Yangqin,<BR> I've read your posts most closely, not only for your keen love of music, but also for the Cherokee aspects. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR> Have you any connections to, or knowledge of the New Echota Tribe of Alabama? I ask because my great-uncle, RT Faulkner was the first elected Tribal Chief for that group. <BR><BR> Sadly, not only was I the only girl amongst swarms of boy-cousins (until Momma re-married and I got 2 brothers...arrrghhh more boys!) my cousins' nickname for me was "Bleach" for being paler-than-pale. Yeah.... I was the little blonde-girl at pow-wows doing my little old shawl-dance. LOL<BR><BR> Forgive my rambling, sleep-deprivation screws with the old noggin!<BR><BR> Loved your post about Glatisant!!!! Man, I busted a gut reading about that! Sounds like every car I've ever had. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Just introducing myself...nice to meetcha!
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Postby yangqin » Wed Jul 19, 2000 8:32 pm

Sweetie,<BR><BR>I didn't see this til just now, while looking for something else. Didn't meant to overlook your message.<BR><BR>No, I don't know anything about the New Echota Tribe--please explain. <BR><BR>I loved that car--my first one. We turned the glove box into a wet bar, but don't tell anyone.<BR><BR>I, too, am fairly pale, especially now that I can't go out into the sun (Lupus), and my hair is light brown (with a shock of silver, now) and my eyes are green, so I know how you felt. The people who adopted me were in terror that my hair would darken, I think, or my eyes suddenly change color overnight! My mother hated how brown I got in the Summer on the beach where I grew up.<BR><BR>I have no idea who my real family was, as most of us who were adopted off the reservations were just taken, and can't find records. I know it had to have been Cherokee because of where I came from, the people I kept running into, and my own dreams. I did just get my adoption papers because my father just died; don't know if the name on them is a Maiden or Married name, and it's just a last one, and very ambiguous: Camp. That's a name that exists on some Nations, as people were given names by the gov't like "Boy from 'G' Camp." Lovely, no?<BR><BR>Are you saying that you're part Indian, too? If so, please tell me more.<BR><BR>Glad you've been interested, and nice to meet you, too. I've responded to a couple of your other posts, but missed this one entirely. Sorry!<BR><BR>Talk soon,<BR><BR>Yangqin
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Postby starlitediva » Thu Jul 20, 2000 12:52 pm

Dear Yangqin,<BR> Thank you for answering! I completely understand, threads can get pushed down the mb rather quickly!<BR><BR> The New Echota is one of the Alabama tribes. The Faulkner men-folk have a tendency to mostly use initials, which always did and still does confuse me! (I'm bad at names) Off the top of my head there's a W.G., R.F., R.T. S.L., and B.J. Faulkner. So in all honesty I might have said the wrong set of initials! (I just call them all "Uncle" and smile like I know who is who LOL)<BR><BR> There's an excellent book you could probably find through a library search. "Modern Indians of Alabama Remnants of the Removal" by Marie West Cromer © 1984 published by Southern University Press.<BR><BR> I was lucky in that my Grandmother had the family registration papers from the initial family enrollment prior to the actual Nunna-da-ul-Tsun-Yi. As she put it "Once the stockades began going up, my parents changed their minds and hid instead." So parts of my family never left the region.<BR><BR> Culturally and spiritually, I was raised "bi-cultured" I guess you could call it. My Grandmother always insisted on the need to seek out and find that which unites **all** humanity instead of worrying over the differences.<BR><BR> No doubt you've noticed I stay out of the religious discussions (always have) although I love reading everyone's views. All I ever say is the term "Yohewah" has long, long been used in the language and many anthropologists and linguists have debated it's similarity to the word "Jehovah". I leave that to others! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR> Lupus is a hard thing. My thoughts and best wishes are with you my friend. Please feel free to e-mail me at anytime at starlitediva@webtv.net. I'm a good listener despite my outbursts of silliness. I'll always be here for you, to hear whatever you may wish to say, serious or otherwise.<BR><BR> My Cherokee name is Taluda which means "Cricket" btw.
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Postby yangqin » Thu Jul 20, 2000 1:02 pm

Starlite,<BR><BR>Your message really moved me. The computer is about to go to the doc's for an upgrade, so I may be off-line for a day or so, but you'll hear from me.<BR><BR>Thank you, Cricket.<BR><BR>Yangqin
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Postby yangqin » Sat Jul 22, 2000 4:06 pm

Cricket,<BR><BR>Computer is back, and I'm here if you want to talk. I just went to your web page. Very impressive. Did you make the music?<BR><BR>I'm still writing and recording for this collection, and we just got card/programs for multi-tracking in the computer instead of on the 4-track (4 tracks being about 20 too few for what I'm doing). If you did make the music, what did you use to do it with? It kept playing when I came back here--very cool!<BR><BR>Tell me more!<BR><BR>Yangqin<BR><BR>P.S. I got a little microphone with the new card, to use to talk to others on-line, I guess, but I don't know how. It's not one I'd use for singing, and isn't meant for that anyway. But it would be nice to TALK to someone rather than just type at them. I think I'll ask the board about that.<BR><BR>
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Postby starlitediva » Sat Jul 22, 2000 8:09 pm

Dear Yangqin,<BR> Congrats on getting your puter back from the doc! The music isn't mine. (except for the "Toccato in Fugue" and "Danse Macabre" which I did on a friend's synth) But it still played when you switched locations? Darn!!! I'm self-taught in html and obviously I'm either a poor teacher or a bad student!<BR><BR> I embedded the songs and programmed auto-start and looping. (or tried to LOL) Thank you for the compliments on my page. I got so carried away I started running out of space and had to get a site registered to "Brandon" then my boyfriend (Knight Arioch) registered to get me more free space...sooo I tear my hair out building under 3 different accounts.<BR><BR> Great to see you back in action on the boards!
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