Search Results for 'grandfather'

Otto Friend, nonagenarian

The Delta Discovery is one of our regional newspapers. Many of the articles may also be read on-line. Unfortunately, there isn’t a photo of Mr. Friend.

10-15-08
by Jodi Friend, student Kuskokwim Campus

My paternal grandfather Otto Friend has lived in the native village of Kwigillingok, a costal village located on the Southwestern Region of Alaska, nearly all his life.

When my grandfather was a young boy, most of the Yup’ik people in the village lived on the left side of the Kwigillingok River, while only a few lived on the right side.

…what are my grandfather’s personality, favorite foods, and hobbies?
My grandfather is mean, grumpy, strict, selfish, and forgetful at times, but he is also humorous, caring, and loving. His nickname is “Apiin” (similar to grandfather) and “Dad.”

Otto loves to eat blackberry “akutaq” (Eskimo ice cream), beluga whale blubber, dried salmon, white fish, bird soup, and loves drinking Red Rose tea with his elder friends.

His hobbies include watching Kung Fu movies, taking naps, snow machine riding, checking the Kwigillingok River, playing with his grandchildren, working on seal skin, carving wood, and taking steam baths.

… After serving in the Alaskan Territorial Guard (ATG), his sight has not been the same. My paternal aunts and uncles told me that Otto, little by little, stopped going subsistence hunting because of his affected vision. Although he has this problem, it does not keep him from being in charge of how the gathered and hunted food is prepared or stored for the winter.

Right now, he’s 90-years-old and he still walks and takes a steam bath in the “maqivik” (steam house or sauna) just about every night…. In conclusion, Otto is a lot of fun to be around. I admire and respect him because he has been through so much in his life and because he has a lot of experience when it comes to subsistence living. He is also a very good grandfather, not just to me, but to my other relatives as well. [...]


Site Search Tags: , , ,

meth and elder abuse

Elder abuse pre-dates methamphetamine but this seems even uglier than alcohol abuse in some ways. Elder abuse and neglect exists because bullying is tolerated. The elderlies need to stick together and insist on their rights and protections. Senior centers and church pastors are required to report abuse and neglect (of course, senior centers should not contribute to neglect, either).

Even the smallest Village or Pueblo can take an extra minute to check on folks. In New Mexico, some of the tribal solid waste management planning included an option for the trash haulers to

  • teach recycling and sanitation
  • to stop by each older person’s or shut-in’s residence for a wellness check and pick up trash,
  • and to be trained to know the signs of abuse or neglect.

Friday, February 9 – Elder Abuse:
As the methamphetamine epidemic spreads across Indian Country, reports of elder abuse are on the rise. In some cases, elders are having their retirement checks and supplementary tribal checks stolen by relatives addicted to meth and other drugs. Tribal officials across the nation are putting together infrastructures designed to protect the welfare of our grandmothers and grandfathers. Whatever happened to respecting our elders? Guests include Wilson Wewa (Northern Paiute) Team Leader with the Warm Springs Reservation Senior Program.

Tune in and take part in this intense and stimulating one-hour call-in radio talk show inspiring people from all walks of life to reflect on Native American issues and how they influence our lives. Call toll free at 1-800-996-2848 (1-800-99-NATIV) You can listen to Native America Calling LIVE on-line. Or visit the web site at

Sept. 10 US Grandparents Day

News Headlines from The Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/

More and more grandparents tend to grandkids
On Sept. 10, the US celebrates Grandparents Day, and with 56 million US grandfathers and grandmothers, there are many good reasons to mark the occasion. Increasingly, however, grandparents aren’t just the warm and generous relatives who visit their families on holidays or call with greetings on special occasions. They are active caregivers to children, especially in this day and age of working couples and single-parent households. Grandparents are often asked or volunteer to help tend their grandchildren, sometimes out of financial necessity. Statistics provided by the Census Bureau that help fill out the picture:

Children living with grandparents 6.1 million

Grandparents responsible for most of the basic needs of live-in grandchildren 2.4 million

Foreign-born grandparents caring for grandchildren 320,000

Grandparents who’ve cared for grandchildren at least five years 920,000

Grandparents in poverty caring for grandchildren 460,000


Site Search Tags:



O’Folks (off their rocker)

Old age isn't a disease.

Arctic sunset

© header image

Comments how-tos

For those new to blogs, check out this post *commenting on blogs* Recent comments, on the sidebar blogroll, often have additional or complementary information. Recent revisions of posts themselves may be found by using the search box for "revised". Tech support says spam (ads or worse) is hitting WordPress heavily so if you don't see your comment in 24 hours, send an E-mail and TS will check the spam trap.

a

RSS Nonagenarian news

  • At Age 90, Former President Jimmy Carter is Still Going Strong - Voice of America
    At Age 90, Former President Jimmy Carter is Still Going StrongVoice of AmericaFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter celebrates his 90th birthday October 1. While not the oldest living president, Carter has set the record for the longest post-presidency of any former occupant of the White House, surpassing Herbert Hoover for the ...Jimmy Carter turns 90 on Wedne […]
  • 'Creeky,' the world's oldest clown, dies at age 98 in Montana home - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    Minneapolis Star Tribune'Creeky,' the world's oldest clown, dies at age 98 in Montana homeMinneapolis Star TribuneFILE - In this March 29, 2012, file photo, Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore puts on his nose while getting dressed before a visit with children at a circus in Billings, Mont. Creekmore, the world's oldest clown died Saturday […]
  • Shrewsbury pays tribute to its spirited residents over age 90 - Community Advocate
    Community AdvocateShrewsbury pays tribute to its spirited residents over age 90Community AdvocateAfter refreshments were served, this year's entertainment was provided by the Silver Moon Gypsies, a belly dance troupe ranging in age from 60 to 81. They returned by popular demand following their ... This year, the most mature male was Louis Kern, 95 ...
  • Funeral Services for Ollie R. Hanson, age 90 formerly of Scotia - Sand Hills Express
    Funeral Services for Ollie R. Hanson, age 90 formerly of ScotiaSand Hills ExpressFuneral Services for Ollie R. Hanson, age 90 of Grand Island, formerly of Scotia, will be held on Friday October 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Oconto Community Building in Oconto with Rev. Scott Hausrath officiating. There will also be funeral rites by the ...
  • Still mowing 'em down at age 91 - Norwalk Reflector
    Norwalk ReflectorStill mowing 'em down at age 91Norwalk ReflectorLess than two years ago, Green was using a walker to get around. She had slowed that much. But, just when her friends thought she was ready for an assisted living facility, Green decided to take the bull by the horns and as she puts it, “get back in ...
  • Volunteer delivers his last meal at age 92 - Corning Leader
    Volunteer delivers his last meal at age 92Corning LeaderBATH | Taking meals to families in need throughout the area might seem tiring to some, but 92-year-old Labine Keeler says that is what he will miss the most. Keeler, of Wallace, recently stepped down from his longtime volunteer position delivering ...and more »
  • Creeky the world's oldest clown dies, aged 98 - New Zealand Herald
    Creeky the world's oldest clown dies, aged 98New Zealand HeraldFloyd "Creeky" Creekmore, a former Montana rancher who held the record as the world's oldest performing clown, has died at age 98, his son says. Creekmore died Saturday night in his Billings home of complications from heart disease, Dave Creekmore ...
  • Former Connecticut Director of Athetics John L. Toner dead at age 91 - NCAA.com
    NBC ConnecticutFormer Connecticut Director of Athetics John L. Toner dead at age 91NCAA.comSTORRS, Conn. -- Former University of Connecticut Director of Athletics John L. Toner, a major figure regionally and nationally in the world of collegiate athletics for more than five decades, died Tuesday morning at the age of 91 in Savannah, Georgia.John Toner, AD Wh […]
  • Labor economist Lloyd Ulman passes away at age 94 - UC Berkeley
    Labor economist Lloyd Ulman passes away at age 94UC BerkeleyLloyd Ulman, an emeritus professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, whose landmark work covered the rise of the national trade union, relationships between union structure, wage inflation and macroeconomic in the United States, ...
  • Dorothy Oswald age 90 - Blair Enterprise Publishing
    Blair Enterprise PublishingDorothy Oswald age 90Blair Enterprise PublishingFuneral services for Dorothy (Mrs. Sam) Oswald age 90 of West Point, NE will be held on Mon., Sept. 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beemer Mennonite Church. Interment will be in the Beemer Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and ...
October 2014
M T W T F S S
« May    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Haeremai Camai Bula Bepuwave Bienvenidos

  • 123,688 visitors

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.