Nostalgia Post No.1: My Grandmother’s Indian Head – Guest Post…

An interesting, touching and amusing post. Kevin

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

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It sits on the floor and the cat is scared to death.  She’s never seen at eye-level a nearly life-sized plaster bust of a Native American Chief in full-feathered headdress.  She skirts the edge of the living room, never taking her saucer-sized eyes off this menacing object.  We all laugh hilariously.  LOL, for sure, if that abbreviation had even been known back in the mid-1960s.

 I’ve been hauling that thing around ever since then, through many moves.  Right now it’s sitting on the sideboard in my dining room, surrounded by antique photos, as you can see in the accompanying pictures.  That’s my grandmother at the left of the left-hand picture, with two of her friends, taken in the 1890’s when she was a “teenager” (another term never used in those early days) and the belle of the small town.  And that’s my grandmother in the middle picture…

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5 thoughts on “Nostalgia Post No.1: My Grandmother’s Indian Head – Guest Post…

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      You are welcome Chris. The mention of political correctness in the guest post reminds me of playing cowboys and indians at the age of 40. No, actually it was when I was a small boy, honestly! Anway I suspect that particular game may no longer be considered as being politically correct, although I did enjoy jumping onto the back of my aunt from the top of the stairs but can no longer remember who was the cowboy and who the indian!

      1. TermiteWriter

        Thank you for the reblog! I played cowboys and Indians also. I remember particularly when I was seven years old. I loved going to Roy Rogers and Hopalong Cassidy movies. And I actually had a cap pistol, although my mother only let me have actual caps for it once – too dangerous, she said. These days I wouldn’t allow a kid to have a toy gun. Back then nobody (at least in my group) ever thought it could be more than play-acting.

      2. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

        Many thanks for your comment and please do excuse the delay in approving and responding. You are very welcome as regards the reblog. My guide dog is called Trigger which is, I believe the name of Roy Rogers horse. However, I like to think he is named after a character in the British comedy, “Only Fools and Horses”! I remember having a cap gun as a child and a water pistol. While I understand your concerns regarding toy guns, the overwhelming majority of youngsters who play with them don’t go on to misuse firearms (I also had a toy sword as a child and it has never crossed my mind to purchase a real weapon and harm someone with it). Having said that, there are a worrying number of youngsters carrying and (sadly) using knives although, if one banned toy knives I doubt it would have much (if any) impact on the number of stabbings. There are issues of broken homes, lack of parental love/control etc which do, I think play a much greater part in the misuse of weaponry. Kevin

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