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04-21-2006, 06:22 PM
A little Indian boy asked his father, the big chief and witch doctor of
the tribe, "Papa, why is it that we always have long names, while the
white men have shorter names - Bill, Tex or Sam, for example?"

His father replied, "Look, son, our names represent a symbol, a sign, or
a poem for our culture not like the white men, who live all together and
repeat their names from generation to generation. And so, it is part of
our makeup that in spite of everything, we survive.

For example, your sister's name is Small Romantic Moon Over The Lake,
because on the night she was born, there was a beautiful moon reflected
in the lake.

Then there's your brother, Big White Horse of the Prairies, because he
was born on a day that the big white horse who gallops over the prairies
of the world appeared near our camp and is a symbol of our capacity to
live and the life force of our people.

It's very simple and easy to understand.

Do you have any other questions, Little Broken Condom Made in China?"

DG - waiting for the flood gates to open