Niwakash' 01.08


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01.08.01

S ny thsiwakushiya'k Teka'nttn'kw wa'akwahtti'.

When I was three we moved to Florida.


01.08.02

Ne'hu w ytynyani ne nu'y.

I think my mother got a teaching job there.


01.08.03

Thsisa'akwahtti' skt hesakhu' niyukhs wa'kt' n-akst "T ny nisaushiya'k?" ne' wai "K," u'ki'.

When we came back the next summer, my grandmother asked me how old I was and I said four.


01.08.04

Ne' kahtsanw'kh' keshaane' he hntknye'skwa' ne teyakwatnt' akw's' khu.

She led me by the hand to where my cousins were playing.


01.08.05

Wa'tukwat u'nehsa' tyawni.

She had turned a flower-bed into a sandbox.


01.08.06

Akwakwk nae kakwa wa'kwaiwakwnyu's.

We were all very impressed.


01.08.07

Sa'khiytestt akwsth, ne' n-akst wa'tahtakwaht' ne tyawni tyakwatknye's.

Sharon and Butch kept reminding us younger ones that our grandmother had given up her flower bed for us.


01.08.08

Akwashae' kk ykyu'kwt uehtatsi.

We were very careful not to dig down as far as the black dirt.


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