Fr. Steve’s updates

I had my first hair cut in about four months! There wasn’t much hair to cut since it all fell out during chemo, but my neck and around my ears was getting fuzzy.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I had my first hair cut in about four months! There wasn’t much hair to cut since it all fell out during chemo, but my neck and around my ears was getting fuzzy. So, off to the barber shop I went.

Dad was a part-time barber, and we even had a barber chair in our rec room. I feel so calm and relaxed when I get my hair cut, and it’s nice to feel clean cut.

Since I was downtown, I stopped in at our Thrift Store to say hi to the staff there. Besides the regulars, one of our high school girls is also working there for the summer, gaining some pocket money, and just as importantly, experience working with people and handling responsibilities. She was using her creativity to design a new window display.

Later, I stopped by our museum to say hi to staff there, and again saw one of our high school girls working there. She said she likes getting to meet the visitors that come from all over, answer their questions and show them around.

Since there aren’t always a lot of jobs for youth back home on the Indian reservations, we have several high school students who stay for the summer and work.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

4 thoughts on “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. It is sooo good to hear about kiddos having a chance to learn and adjust before they actually need to face the reality of having to “hit the deck” for an employer out in the world.
    But, Father Steve’s kids are on their way to golden goals, with equally golden results, we are sure.
    There may even be some vocations among them..Like some nuns and priests..a bishop and cardinal or two..maybe a pope…or two…or three…..!
    The sky is the limit at St. Josephs..!
    Love and Prayers to ALL of you..!
    Mia and Bob

  2. Dear Fr. Steve,

    Glad to hear the high school kids are able to get jobs for the summer. Jobs are just as important as their schooling for it gives them expoeriences and time to make new friends as well as some pocket change. Which We’re sure will be greratly appreciated by them. All the best to them and to you.

    God Bless,

    Nancy & Kenny

  3. OOPS! Too many tpos in our last response. Sorry about that. I never said I was perfect. lol

    Nancy & Kenny

  4. Hello, Fr Steve!
    After a pacemaker implant (it works fine) we are now in the middle of moving me to a downstairs apartment.
    My Apt. number changes but my address remains the same:
    5225 Clemson Ave APT 117
    I am glad you are slowly returning to your usual routine, but please, let it be SLOWLY!
    Always delighted to hear of your progress!
    Carolina prayers, paula

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