Needless to say the world is changing. We can all see and feel the effects of a changing world. Things have certainly changed since I was a kid. I can recall going to the neighborhood grocer and telling him that my mother, Madeline Little Feather, was making soup for our family. Mr. Shepard would wrap up a nice big meaty soup bone and give it to me with a big smile and say “Enjoy!”

Oh, we all enjoyed Mom’s soup as we ate together as a family. The pot would sit in the middle of the table. After a thanksgiving prayer was offered, we were told to “dig in, but remember, what you take from the pot and put on your plate or in your bowl, you must eat.” I learned that lesson well. It was a time when we had spaghetti. I love spaghetti, and after eating a big portion, I dipped into the pot for a second helping. Before I had a chance to put it on my plate, Dad said (in German), “Be careful!” It still resonates with me today, every time I have spaghetti. But I’m more careful today in how much I put on my plate, because I don’t like sitting alone after everyone else has finished, eating cold spaghetti!

Be careful, and God help you if you must eat cold spaghetti.


Rev. Thomas Dancing Feather Ebbing

The Waynedale News Staff

Rev. Thomas Dancing Feather Ebbing

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