Whoa this is freaky!
I did a Google search for Palatkwapi Trail
& found info on HAZ
Man I gotta pay more attention, I'm missing all the good stuff
Way to go Zuma's!!!
Ironic to myself... back in 97 or so I listed a laptop computer in the Republic. A lady called, she said bring it over. I drive up to this house on the tail end of the PHX mtns. A smiley lady invited me in, I went over the computer with her etc... Nicest lady in the world, invited me to come back anytime and go swimming
As I'm leaving I couldn't help but comment on the hundreds of Kachina dolls in the family room. OH her eyes lit up! She went on for fifteen minutes about this and that, I learned all about Father Sun or Sky?, Mother Earth... you name it. Then as I'm like trying to crawl out of this house she's goes WAIT! She said "I normally don't do this but here" she grabbed a piece of art, signed it, stuck it in my hands and once again invited me back
I think she started to notice I was a BIT concerned with her in general at this point. She goes "it's okay take it, I'm an artist", I'm like"oh that's interesting", she's goes "my husband is the mayor" (Paradise Valley I guess?), again I'm like "oh", "that's nice", "well I gotta get goin'!"
Man I bolted out of there like a bat outta... I just didn't know what was going on. For a sec I thought she was gonna adopt
me, she liked me so much. Anyhow, I ended up tossing the art, come on I had the $800 check
Looking back I probably shoulda kept the art
Anyhow, sorry to get off subject but I gotta start paying more attention to the Hopi culture. Obviously I'm suppose to learn something from it!
Oddly enought I had written an AZT critical review in 2000. I never posted out of respect for all those that have worked so hard on the AZT. However, it never felt
correct in the mid section.
Thanks Mary for posting, I look forward to finding out more and tracing historical Arizona steps!