ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our NINTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "C".
CUNNING and CLEVER CODE TALKER
I got to meet a hero the other day. A real, live Code Talker. I hope he's not offended by my calling him cunning and clever. He sure is sharp. His name is Kee Etsicitty. He was such a delight to talk to-he was down at Old Town doing a book signing for a Code Talkers book. His memory is better than mine. He told me some of his stories-he loves to talk and he is so friendly and gracious. He's been everywhere. Parades in New York City. Canada. All over the U.S. Not to mention all the places the war took him. More places than most of us will ever go in our lifetime.
His name, Kee, in Navajo (he says) means, 'boy'. His grandmother was so excited about his arrival that she repeatedly was saying 'Kee' when he was born. His last name, 'Etsicitty' means, working with a hammer (silversmith) in Navajo. That was what his grandfather and family did.
Kee is 91 years old! What a hero and what a legacy. What a different outcome our future would have had had it not been for Kee and the other Code Talkers. In fact, the world as we know it would be quite different.
Thank you, Kee...
Why is it that having candles on the dining room table changes the ordinary to the magical? It does, doesn't it? A birthday cake without candles is just a cake. I wonder why wax with a cotton wick lit at one end makes the moment special and even romantic. Kind of amazing when you think about it.