My book has taken me to
many places and this was one of the most interesting. I enjoyed meeting
these folks and it was a wonderful banquet of vegetarian food we had at
the Royal Chinese cafe. The two Buddist nuns pictured here were actually
just girls but very much respected by their people. The cafe donated the
food that evening in their honor, which I thought was a generous and
since there were quite a few people present.
They were interested in my tribe's traditions which really cannot be
covered in such a short time but I was able to tell them something of our
mutual practices being that the Ponca people were peaceful and didn't go
out for war, even though they did defend their families if the need arose
(and it did since their neighbors were the Sioux).
Thankful to my niece for sending it, else I would have never seen it.
the recent visitors to
Ponca were in the paper. you are mentioned in the article being at buffet
with them at the chinese diner. Thought you'd like to see the article.
love you ~ k
PONCA CITY historic
sites highlighted a recent visit by two Buddhist nuns. Pictured from left,
front row, are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ho; nuns Jian-xiang and Jian-tai, and
Marland Mansion volunteer guide, Jerry Cathey. Back row: Oklahoma City
residents Chuan-xiang, Chuan-ci and Chuan-xin.