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InOBU Help: How to ID a Traveler (54* d) RE: Help: How to ID a Traveler 03 Nov 10

=D Great story Jim, and true, too often these threads just turn to gloom and doom - so anyone looking for Travellers whould do best to buy a Paddy Keenan CD, put your feet up, and fill your ears.


PS the post from me the other night was after an event we have here at the theatre every so often, "Drunken staff movie night" - so it is a little less scholarly than many of my scribblings... I notice, I did not finish the dsscription of two communities - that for the most part Irish and Scottish Traveller communities have a separate origion.
Well, there is a story I love which tell the diff... Once all the people of the world stood before God for a big devano. God said, look folks, heaven is a fine place to be, but, you need a bit of ground under your feet... I made this lovely place called earth.
You Black nations and tribes, Dembis, Watusis, Hutus, Hotentots, folks, here is Africa, 1/4th of the place, very nice, all for you, you Chineese, Japaneese, Monglolians, Indians, Pakistanis, folks, here is Asia, 1/4th of the place, all for you, You White blokes, English fellows, French fellows, German guys, Belgins, here is Europe, one 1/4... and you Iroquoi, Lakota, Creek, Aztec, Mayan, Innu, here is Turtle Island, America, 1/4 of the place, all yours.
And you, Kalderasha, Lovaria, Churia, Machuwya, Tatari, Sinti, Gitanos, Pavees, Yenisha, Domari, Usari, you, are my favorite children.
A young Kalderash shava in the front row jumps up and throws his hat down on the ground and stamps on it, "DEVELESSA! Are you DILO!? God are you crazy? What did you remember to give you favorite children?
God smiled and said, the whole planet.

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