Lightning strikes thrice . . . my sister is a Finn . . . I am a Sami . . . we are all Brunswick Stew
Bringing you the news that is the news from Sautee Ridge!
(1) Lightning strikes thrice – Yesterday afternoon a massive lightning bolt hit at the exact same spot next to my house as it did exactly two weeks ago. This time I was standing in the living room instead of sitting in my office, so could see what is going on. My feet and legs “buzzed”, but my body was not discombooberated like last time. The bolts are hitting a large tree stump about six feet from the rear of the house then traveling along a dead root, which is under the house. This is the massive oak tree, which was hanging over the house. No one could get a loan on the house because the oak tree was about to crash at any moment. That is why I got the house and 4 acres for the price of a used single-wide trailer then paid a professional tree removal service to remove the tree with a 120 feet high crane. By the way, when a lot of voltage goes through your body, it messes up everything, plus my eyes were burned by the heat from the second lightning flash – ball lightning. However, I am now about 80% recovered from the damage done. The bones in my feet, knees and legs are still sore from being electrofried. It takes time for the body to replace dead cells.
(2) High Tech Computer – As of this afternoon, I now have a state-of-the-art Hewlett Packard Business Computer, plus the equipment to transfer the data from the old computer to the new computer. My partially repaired old computer is making weird sounds, so I need to be offline for several days to transfer the programs and data. The purchase of the new computer was made possible by your generous, unsolicited donations. I was completely drained last month from a car repair and so had no cash reserve, when the lightning hit. Thank you! I have $63 to live on until August 1, but that is a whole lot better situation than I was in after the lightning struck on July 5. Again . . . thank you!
(3) Finnish Sister – My sister is on vacation in the Nordic countries with a group from her church. She emailed me yesterday from Helsinki, Finland. She said that while shop clerks speak English to everyone else in the group, they speak Finnish to her. They all thought that she was either Finnish or Sami. She was puzzled. I wrote back that almost everyone in Scandinavia and Finland thought I was a northern Sami! My complexion is quite a bit darker than hers.
About 30 years ago, my sister had three DNA tests after birthing a deformed baby. They showed her to be substantially Native American and also carrying a typical Mesoamerican gene, which was incompatible with a gene in her German-American husband. However, the primitive DNA test did not break down her European ancestry. My test about 14 years ago, was more specific. It showed me to be about 74% Scandinavian, Urallic Asian and Celtic. The rest was a mixture of Mesoamerican and Polynesian. The most recent DNA tests being obtained from my cousin, Dr. Ray Burden, shows that much of what older tests assumed were Post-Columbian Northern European Admixtures, were actually from our Uchee heritage. The Uchees were not from Siberia, but were proto-Sami’s who are typically composed of Finnish, Urallic Asian and proto-Gaelic DNA. It is now believed that the aboriginal people of Ireland and Scotland were the same folks as the aboriginal people of Scandinavia and Holland.
(4) Deep South Native Americans are Brunswick Stew – There is too much evidence of colonization from Sweden and Ireland about 3-4,000 years ago and again 17th century Iberians and Sephardic Jews, here in the Georgia Mountains, for me to pretend that our Uchee/Chickasaw/Creek/Seminole ancestors were “pure” Siberians – aka American Indians. There is also genetic and etymological proof that some tribes along the Savannah River or perhaps even in the Southern Highlands were actually Polynesians. Our cousins in Oklahoma can say what they like, but my research, henceforth, is going to address the cultural histories of all these peoples, who were our ancestors. Furthermore, culturally the so-called Black Seminoles, Creek Freedmen and Cherokee Freedmen are Native American as anybody else. It is highly hypocritical for them to be discriminated against in Oklahoma. They are our Brothers and Sisters. The People of One Fire articles will treat them as such. Genetically, we are all Brunswick Stew here in the Southeast.
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