Our Alaska Hometown Adventure
We stopped by to visit Master Carver brother Fred
to view this tremendous totem pole soon be erected at the Senior Center area.
on a very, very rainy day]
February 25, 2013:
I'm delighted my cousin in Sitka, Alaska
recently came upon (my brother's)
Master Carver Fred Bemis'
earlier killer whale carving when she was at
a garage sale, which she shared with me:
My two brother's intricate Tlingit artwork
that I lovingly own:
|This and the following|
are a set of Lovebirds
is the Eagle)...
|(And, featured here |
is the Raven)...
|Brother Fred Bemis, Master Carver,|
created this spectacular moose antler and abalone
hairpiece worn by his wife Deb...
|Son and Master Carver, Fred Bemis (far right)|
presented this family crest paddle to my Mother for her 80th Birthday.
Also in the photograph are from left to right:
Brother Kevin, cousin James,
and niece Layla holding my pup Lil' Miss Chelsey...
|Nieces Layla and Abby |
|Grand entrance song...|
|Cousin James proudly dancing|
introducing Mom's newly carved traditional Tlingit
paddle in this performance
that was previously presented this evening to her
by son Fred..
|Cousin Darin dancing|
with the other paddle Fred carved...
|This traditional bowl was placed in front of Mom|
and a new song was reverently
provided to both of them...
|The exit dance...|