Niwakash' 01.21


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01.21.01

Ha'tekakt kathywi' ne' nikanhsu't ne akwanhst.

I have to tell what the house was like.


01.21.02

Ne' n-aste ne kanhst kasynya't te'ytk.

The house was covered with asbetos siding.


01.21.03

K kt hetk hsashta't unw't' ka'skw' ne'hu niwu'uu waskwte' tsy' he kahua'.

You went up four concrete steps to get to the little porch and front door.


01.21.04

Ne' tyutyeht ne unktast' huik kahne.

The first room, the largest, was the living room.


01.21.05

Ne'hu k' kanktak ne u'she'' yenyusyutastahkwa' ne' khu ne niwa'aa ytnutastahkwa', ne' ne Tytahsehtahkwa' tykwash.

It contained the red couch and baby grand piano we had brought from West Virginia.


01.21.06

Ne' ne ha'ni husyn yyatshthnyhkwa' uyta' kasynya't.

In addition my father had made a magazine table of wood.


01.21.07

Ne' wai teyutukeh' ne' k' khu teyuhakwte' tu'k ya' khu swti teyuhakwte'.

It was rectangular and had two compartments, one opening on the end and one on the side.


01.21.08

K huk'shk ne' kasynya't thsa'kt kaytathtny', ne' kaytya'kt kaya'tyu's.

The four legs were also made of the same laminated slabs of wood, cut in a graceful, modern shape.


01.21.09

Ne' ne kaytathtny' waaa'kesh' utssta'' uhsu.

The laminated edges were painted black.


01.21.10

N'k'kw unkta' ytekhnne tekahkwt hsankut.

Toward the back of the house through a double doorway was the dining room.


01.21.11

Heytekhnne hhshtak seystkw he yekhni.

To the right from the dining-room was the kitchen.


01.21.12

Ne'hu ukwny htsyakhtak ne n'k' kanhst.

From the kitchen there was a door going to the back yard.


01.21.13

Ne'hu kahne kaystkw waskwa'hu w.

There was a side porch, screened-in I think, from the living room to the right.


01.21.14

Ne' ne thsetkwti htsyakhtak he kahne ne'hu tekanktk ne kuta'was ne' khu ne tytw.

The hallway on the left side of the living room went to two bedrooms and a bathroom.


01.21.15

Ne' ne ha'ni nu'y khu thunita'waskwa' ne t unkta'ke ne' n-'a akita'waskwa' ne n'k'.

My parents had the front bedroom and I the back one.


01.21.16

Ne' n kwta'waskwa' ne hatiksa'aa ne tewtisnyea', ne'hu kw te'akash'.

I suppose the welfare kids slept with me, but I don't remember.


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