I he sscckls meeting \\as held
I ucsday evening al the Jade Garden
Restaurant President Brian Brook
Program Chairman Arlic Jacobs
presented Miss Shclia Lowrv^Child
Care Worker of the Baptist Qdom
Home for Children Miss Ljpssrs
UNC'P Music Major graduated ni I992
The work w ith students ins ols c$ regular
school on the campus, teachers
from Purncll Swell High SchoolrOpcn
House for their new building ss ill be in
January 1.1998. Good work hapits.
person responsibility. ChristiaiT education
of the highest ethics is a priorits
Thisssasdramalicalls brought out
in two skits b> the Odom Girls Choir
in their scry string soiccs and fine
dramatic ability The first skit sv ith
recorded music depicted a teen-aged
girl with problems unsolscd until another
real Christian girl came into her
life shossing her the Spirit of Christ
and sascd her as she too became a
Christian. The Song -entitled" Total
telipse of the Heart" Was ihcjmnin
theme oflhc first skit.
The second skit entitled - Grace"
ssassungb) Miss Loss ry andtlicchoir
Beautifully done The Kissanis members
were truly impressed by the fin
performance of Miss Loss ry 's in-depth
description of the outstanding ssork
done at Odom Home.
Insocation- Clay May nor. Pledge
of Allegiance- Brian Brooks. Song
l eader- Ray Loss ry. Reporter- Ken
VFW Post 2843 to
Meet December 15
All memebers of Pembroke VFW
Post 2843 are urged to attend a special
meeting at the Post Home on Union
Chapel Road on December 15 at 7 p.m.
All members are urged to attend this
Experience i* the only
prophecy of wihc men.
?Alplion.se <lc Lainartine
Bv: Vinita Maynor Clark
Now. it's tunc lo sit dow n and "take
tunc lo smell the' flowers" As you re'ad
my column this week 1 want you to
read a story that 1 w rote about "the true
meaning of Christmas"
The Smallest Angel
There was a great rejoicing in
heaven over the birth of the newborn
king All of the angels that had been
there in heaven for years were going
around telling everyone there "what
they were going to give the newborn
king as a present" Some of the angels
had really collected a lot of things
since they had been in heaven.
There was a lonely little boy names
Jocll in heaven that had just came
there and lie had no gihs because
when lie left Earth lie couldn't bring
anything with him He heard all of
these angel talkingabout the fine gifts
that they were going to give the baby
Jesus Jocll so was depressed and was
crying. His Guardian Angel Michael
came over and knelt dow n beside him
and said "what's wrong Jocll?" And
Jocll looked up him with tears in his
eyes and said "I have no gifts to give
the Baby Jesus" His guardian angel
looked down at Jocll and asked him"
if I would let y ou return to Earth to go
lo your room and get something, is
there something there that you would
like lo give the baby Jesus '" And Jocll
said "Yes". "Well . Jocll you can go
but you must return as fast as you can
we only have three hours till ihe giving
of ihe gifts" said Guardian Angel
So Jocll went back lo Earth and
walked in his old home His mother
and father looked so sad and they
were saying how much they missed
there son but they knew that he was
in a better place because he was not
sick anymore. Jocll went in his bedroom
and looked around Still in his
"corner was his most pri/c possession,
his toy box And Jocll said "Ev ery boy
needs a toy box. I'll give mine lo the
baby Jesus! Happily. Jocll flew buck lo
The procession was starting when
Jov.ll returned and he gol al the end of
ihc line his guardian angel Michael
said "Did you gel something" and
Jocll said "Vcs. I got my most pri/cd
possession and 1 am going logi\c it to
the baby Jesus" No one could see
w hat it w as because he had wrapped it
up very carefully.
Ilwasavcry long procession, there
were a lot of gifls such as gold, silver,
jewels and gifts of every kind: But the
best was saved for the last
Jocll respectfully knelt dow n at
the foot ofbaby Jesus's crib and Jocll
said. "I have no fine gifts, for I amjust
a small boy but Babv Jesus. I want to
give you this thing that I cherished
most on the Earth...my toy box." The
older Angels "gasped" and y ou could
hear one of them say "that's not fit for
a King" But. when Baby Jesus had
the box open for him he "smiled", for
there wasa ball, a slick, and a pcicc of
rawhide that was used for a glove".
Jocll looked up at God thinking that
God might be angry al him and then
God "Smiled!" and said "Joel, we
thank you for the puricst gift, the gift
front y our heart, you did not do like
the others and give Baby Jesus something
that was "politically correct".
You gave him your heart when you
gav e him that toy box because I know
how much you loved it whenyou were
on l;;utl*-" I want your gift to be a
reminder to the entire world. That it
doesn't matter the size or the price of
a gift but the thought behind it. From
this day forth everyone will know of
y our lov e for the Baby Jesus because
your gift will shine in the night sky
and lead ev ery one to his Earthly birth
place. For your gift shall become The
Star of Beihclem and shall shine for
You scclt doesn't matter the size
of the gift "it is only the thought
behind the gift (hat really counts."
So folks, when you arc out there
shopping remember that
Has anyone (old you today that
they love joil..well I do!
II you have to ki'i'|i reminding
yourself of u thing, perhaps
it isn't so.
(Along the Robeson Trail ]
by Dr. Stanley Knick
1 Director, VNCP Native American Resource Center 1.
In our on-going effort to situate
the Lumbee in the broadest possible
context, we have been trying to
reconstruct the past. Last week we
began imagining the life which
Lumbcc ancestors must have lived ?
the life of a village; the life of
pimddaziwin. We can only imagine
that life of long ago, with the help of
evidence from other similar Indian
cultures, because most of us live in a
modern culture so thoroughly unlike
the Woodland culture of the Lumbee
ancestors. We have seen that the life of
pimddaziwin is the balanced life, the
Imagine again your village. Here
is a woman who is your best potter.
She is the one who knows where the
prime clay can be found, and how to
prepare it in just the right way. She
knows that sand from a certain spot on
the river makes the best tempering,
and she knows the best way to roll the
coils andbuild the pots. She knows the
finest ways to decorate the outer
surface ? remembers the designs
that have been used in your village
since long ago. She knows these things
because her mother knew them, and
her grandmother before that.- And
when it is time for the women of the
village to make new pots for the
ceremony of the changing seasons,
they will always come to her lodge and
say; "Sister, it is time." And because
she is living pimddaziwin with them,
she helps them to get the best clay, and
everyone has new and wonderful
vessels for the ceremony and the
coming season. And balance is
Here is a woman who is your
herbalist. She is the one who knows
where every healing herb lives, and
what time of day is best to pick it, and
which part of the plant is best to use.
She knows the names and uses of three
hundred plants which live in the forest
and beside the river and streams. She
knows that there is a certain time of the
moon's cycle for picking each plant,
and a certain time of the year. She
knows which plants may be combined
with other plants to give a particular
effect, and how to mix them. She
knows which plants are poisonous,
and which will give you a rash. She
knows how to treat everything ? a
headache, a child with colic, a painful
birth, an open sore, "female problems"
? everything that has been known to
trouble the people of your village for
as long as anyone remembers. She
knows these things because her
grandfather knew them, and his
grandmother before that. And when
someone in the village is sick, they
know they can go to her lodge and say;
"Auntie, it is time." And because she
is living pim&daziwin with them, she
makes the tea, fixes the poultice,
restores the balance.
Here is a man who is your
spiritual leader. He is the one who is
most in touch with the spirit world ?
the spirits of all things and the Great
Spirit. He knows the proper way to
prepare the ceremonies, which things
to put where and how to arrange them.
He knows the appropriate song, the
right chant, the correct prayer, the
ancient pipe ceremony. He knows the
sacred places in the forest, and has
walked in many visions, and has made
the great journey to the place where
the sun rises. He knows how to see
into the heart of one who is troubled.
He knows these things because his
grandmother knew them, and her uncle
before that. And when something is
just not right in the village ? when
the crops are not doing well, when the
peace has been disturbed, when the
spirit of the people is in need ? you
know that you can go to his lodge and
say: "Grandpa, it is time." And
because he is living pimddaziwin with
you he will sing the song, make the
prayer, help you restore the balance.
In the next segment, we will
continue to imagine pimddaziwin in
our efforts to reconstruct the past. For
more information, visit the Native
American Resource Center in historic
Old Main Building, on the campus of
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