Friday, May 6, 2011

Too Cool, or not Too Cool -- That is the Question.

Last night was the dinner celebrating the Washington County School District's Native American graduates. Of the 32 seniors that began the year, 20 completed the requirements necessary for graduation. That's a 2/3rds success rate. I guess it is higher than it has been before, I just can't help but think in this day and age it should be 100%. The seniors in attendance were amazing. It is always cool to see that much raw potential.

Our family was asked to provide the entertainment. It was an exciting opportunity for us as it was our first chance to sing powwow songs around a drum since -- well since our prior lives. We sang as Naji danced. We sang as Judea and Bobo danced. You will have to take my word for it as "Ben" is too "cool" to shoot video from a huge ol' iPad.

I am not cool, however, and so I was able to video tape Sam and Joe and Cameron singing Rocky Point.

Apparently, I am not the only one not concerned with what others think of me. Here are a couple of BoBo's self-portraits (that she took during the nicely catered event).

On the plus side, Joseph gave me a rose and told the audience how grateful he is for his mother. I guess motherhood has its perks. Happy Mother's Day everyone!


  1. :) so it's not just when she's sitting next to me at a nice dinner that she is compelled to be herself?

  2. @ Tonya -- apparently, if you don't keep her mind fully occupied it will wander into the BoBoverse.

  3. I love the sepia-toned pic of Judea, Bobo & Naji in their beautiful costumes! It looks like it could have been taken in the previous century. The song by Joe, Sam and Cameron was totally awesome. I didn't know that Joe had such a great set of pipes! Bobo cracks me up with her silly pics and amazes me with her creative way of using computer technology to do so many interesting things with images. Talent is a word that comes out any time a Runs Through family member's name is mentioned! The whole family is oozing with talent. :)