Lac Ste. Anne/David and Anne

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David Dalton

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Jul 22, 2022, 12:26:26 PMJul 22
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Here is a post from the thread "Mary walks" on
alt.religion.druid that might be of interest to
some on these groups, if any are reading now or
in the future:

Also, while this thread is titled "Mary walks", it could
be titled "Anne walks". My great niece's middle name
is Anne, her mom's middle name is Anne, and the middle
name (which she goes by) of her mom (my sister, who
raised me after our parents died and was like a mother
to me and was a virgin for the first while) is Anne,
and we also had an Aunt Anne and have a first cousin Anne.
Also Sarah McLachlan's middle name is Ann, and the second
name of her daughter India is Ann. And Jesus's grandmother
was named Anne or Anna. So this is for all the Annes.

Also Pope Francis will visit Lac Ste. Anne on July 26,
the feast day of St. Anne, who is a very important
figure for indigenous Christians and for those who follow
a fusion of traditional indigenous spirituality and Christianity.
(There is a large annual pilgrimage to the lake during the
week of July 26, and it will be even larger than usual
this year.

And probably my father, who played fiddle and mandolin,
played St. Anne's Reel.

So July 26 is the name day of all the Annes mentioned
above, other than Jesus's grandmother for whom it was
her death day or saint day. The name day is very important
in European culture but is less celebrated in North America.

Also, in the 1990s (maybe 1993?) I attended a movie double
bill at The Ridge Theatre in Vancouver. One movie was
about indigenous resistance to low-flying flights in
Labrador. The other movie was about a People of the
Orca, I think on Vancouver Island, and was hosted by
their chief, who had two attractive daughters who handed
out posters. And at one point the chief made a comment
about David and Anne or Anne and David, and I thought he
was referring to me and my sister but perhaps he was
just referring to some children's books/school books
that feature David and Anne. But perhaps the blocks
have not been airtight.

Also, at the same movie theatre I saw the Romany movie
Latcho Drom and thought I heard my name at the end
of the movie, but perhaps I was mistaken. But again
perhaps the blocks have not been airtight (if they
were I would have no readers).

Another significant indigenous presence was the woman
chief at a Friends of Clayoquot Sound benefit at
The Commodore Ballroom in I think 1992, with headliners
Sarah McLachlan backed by Ashwin Sood. Though Sarah
had influenced me strongly before then, it was that
night that I fell for her, so I think she had started
having orgasms not long before then (I am not attracted
to bifs who have not had an orgasm).

And it could be that the old fisherman whose net I pulled
on after my naked sun stare was (is?) Musqueam, though
perhaps he was (is?) Greek Canadian and possibly pagan.
Anywat it was on Tower Beach or perhaps between Spanish
Banks West and Tower Beach, anyway a bit east of the
easternmost of the two towers, on Sept. 5, 1991. And when
I first arrived in Vancouver in early September, 1985 I
thought I was walking from UBC to Safeway on West 10th
but got lost and wandered all the way to the edge of
the Musqueam reserve. First I saw the bright white
clapboard houses that reminded me of rural Newfoundland
and was going to proceed and ask for directions, but then
I saw the no trespassing sign and turned around, and the
feeling I was on stolen ground I think contributed some
to my long mild depression of 1986. Other than that I
think my only contact with Musqueams was with a woman
selling bannock at the entrance to the Museum of Anthropology
at UBC, though also there were indigenous people selling
barbecued salmon at the full moon 1990 Celtica Festival,
and I played softball with the W.I.S.E. Club
team against the Hooligans (play on the fish oolichans)
who had one attractive player who I think is indigenous,
in 1994 and 1995. Also one extreme late night I had
no money and was walking home to Kitsilano from the
W.I.S.E. Club in East Van and an indigenous man asked
me for change and I gave him my last dime (which has
an image of the Bluenose on it, which represents Sarah
for me).

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David Dalton dal...@nfld.com https://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
https://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
łMary walks down to the waterąs edge and there she hangs Her head to
find herself faded a shadow of what she once was" (Sarah McLachlan)

David Dalton

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Jul 23, 2022, 11:29:01 PMJul 23
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In article
<dalton.nfld-0A0D...@news.eternal-september.org>,
David Dalton <dalto...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Also Pope Francis will visit Lac Ste. Anne on July 26,
> the feast day of St. Anne, who is a very important
> figure for indigenous Christians and for those who follow
> a fusion of traditional indigenous spirituality and Christianity.
> (There is a large annual pilgrimage to the lake during the
> week of July 26, and it will be even larger than usual
> this year.

Pope Francis will touch down in Edmonton at 11:20 a.m. local
time, or 1720 UTC/GMT Sunday July 24, 2022.

> And probably my father, who played fiddle and mandolin,
> played St. Anne's Reel.

For a video of a performance, basic lesson, and advanced
lesson of St. Anne's Reel on fiddle in the key of D, see
https://www.fiddlevideo.com/st-annes-reel/ .

a D.
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