Saturday, May 12, 2007


I took my wife and children to dig brown camas. At first, the kids only wanted to play, but I was delightfully surprised when Whitney decided to try digging a few roots. She actually did better than Rhonda and got somewhat excited by her success. Not much later, McKenna joined her mother and sister, and then Dakota joined me. Before long, digging became a game between the boys team and the girls team. It became a friendly competition where everyone cheered if someone found a big root. The whole time I felt deeply happy and blessed to have my wife and children by my side for this important cultural activity.

In the photograph, Rhonda and the kids are walking back to the car after digging brown camas.

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