70th Shinnecock Powwow Celebration

I made it out to Southampton this morning for what I call my New Year’s Day.  It’s the annual Shinnecock Nation powwow and I’ve been going for nearly 20 of those 70 years.  It’s like a homecoming for me because I have made so many friends.  100_1436 - Edited The reservation is only open to the public over the Labor Day weekend.  This year we are waiting for Hermine, either a tropical storm or a hurricane – she hasn’t decided yet.  No rain during today’s event, it was just very overcast.  Hopefully, the remainder of the weekend will allow for the event to attract its patrons.  As a fundraiser for the Shinnecock Nation, it would be a huge revenue loss if visitors were kept away by Mother Nature.  The event is rain or shine so I wish them all the best.

The Aztec Dancers from Mexico were one of the groups that I was able to photograph before my digital camera battery died.  I had my film 35mm with me so I was able to continue taking photos but will have to wait for the images.  I may see if I can finish the roll this week.  Pros and cons of technology – digital  = instant photos, battery willing.  Film requires no batteries but has a wait time for developing.

I didn’t do any writing today at all.  I did do a lot of thinking, maybe that should be called, pre-writing.  I’ll jot down those thoughts this evening and see where they lead.  I have a couple more days till I have to be back at work so I’ll try to make the most of them.

I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  Stay safe.

 

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