Thank you Russell for imparting your knowledge with us. Though I am not as many winters, 50 so far, my health is failing. 2 cancers and a heart attack and other things. I've been blessed to have 5 generations that we alive in my youth, and as we slowly thin down, now I am one of the older ones. I have learned so much from them and now I have nobody to teach it too. Meanwhile I still learn and listen to you and other elders.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me and others. I wasted much of my youth, but I never lost my respect for my elders. I didn't grow up with much Cherokee knowledge, but it was there in small doses. Now I've viewed as obsolete as my kids live that American Dream, the one you have to be asleep to believe it.
I thank you my brother for all you do to teach us the wisdom you have gained. Please know that there are those of us that have grown from it and miss the knowledge that we once were told, and the new knowledge you give to me.