Looking for a few good “stocking caps.” Yeah, those things that warm heads in winter.

Hi folks. What’s your weather doing today? Yes, I really want to know. If you’re inclined please drop a link to your weather conditions in the comments. If you’re living on a nice clean beach near clean water then color me green with envy.  As for mine, it’s thinking about stretching to a chilly 29 degrees C.

While doing this post the temperature at Pine Ridge, South Dakota is 21 degrees, C.  A little nippy to be outdoors without a hat or coat (more about coats coming up).  If you share a stocking cap consider yourself well thanked.

Definition: A close-fitting knitted  cap.

 

Yeah, these things.

One Spirit could use a few of these for the Future Generations Riders.

So, if you care to share a stocking cap, visit One Spirit http://www.nativeprogress.com/index.php/en/

To see other clothing needs check the Okini List  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0ApTAXFy5cfA_dG9sQ2RNMHRXVFE0Tk84VnNFLVRzdmc&single=true&gid=0&output=html

Share soon because the long cold ride to Wounded Knee begins Dec. 23, 2012.

Books and Babes–Your chicks bored with board bookies?

A woman who works with pre-school children at an Early Head-Start location on the Pine Ridge Reservation recently shared information about a literacy event.  An item in short supply were those sturdy board books for young children. The few books that Head Start has lead very rough lives–hence the desire for this board book variety.  So–if you have forlorn outgrown gently used board books suitable for young children on your bookshelves at home or if you’re willing to donate a new children’s book to the Oglala Lakota College run Early Head-Start Program in Oglala, South Dakota, please consider sending one to my friend’s young charges.

  Please note that there is NO public library on the Pine Ridge Reservation–nor many other reservations. So parents do not have the option of checking out “free” books for their children. And it follows that neither do school age children have the luxury of selecting  reading materials that a public library offers anyone willing to venture among library shelves.

So if you’ve been wondering what to do with some bright colorful “baby” book that your children have moved beyond or if you’re inclined to select a new book, Anne will be thrilled to share them with 13 other children who don’t see very many books ever.

Media Mail is still affordable for sending books through the U.S. Mail.  Tiny tomes can  be sent to:

Anne Fields

P.O. Box 362

Oglala, SD  57764

 

Clicking on the books will take you to enviro-mom’s  “Reuse: Spiffing up used board books for kids in need”–which offers an informative article about the ratio of books to children in different economic settings.

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