Cookie mix from Sasha Saliego...
Friday, December 30, 2011
2011 Christmas at Masani's House
Christmas Eve was spent at Masani's house. Masani (Ma-sa-nah) is Dana's grandma and Aiyana and Clara's great grandma. Masani does not speak English, she only speaks the traditional Navajo language. As she often does at these gatherings, she stood up and gave a long message about how thankful she was that we were all there to help her celebrate Christmas. Dana's dad speaks full Navajo so he translated some of her message. Masani said that she was happy to see everyone and that she loved watching the little ones run around. She also spoke of how she is being taken care of by her youngest daughter (Dana's aunt) Rose. Masani got Shingles a couple of months ago and ever since then she has had a difficult time walking and standing from a sitting position. Masani said that she is grateful to have Rose take care of her, but she also said that she is sad that she can no longer take care of herself in her own home. She said that she feels most comfortable in her home. Her house and her land will always be the place that she considers home... She loves her land. Masani's Christmas was still held at her house in Inscription House Arizona even though she is no longer living there.