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Old 06-13-2006, 02:17 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by CHEROSAGE
Numunu, I too was taught that the low keyed manner is to be the way. I'm not sold nor do I agree with the raising of the dollar or using your fan to place the dollar at one feet. I'm also not keen on the uninvited to help out with an honor, I call this a line dance.
That, and how folks pick up the stuff layed in front of them during an 'honouring'. ??? wha??

The 'honouring' is a mini-giveaway for the person being 'honoured'. Folks that come put their bills or items at your feet are honouring you by helping you GIVE away...not for you to TAKE. :P~~~~~

You are bound by honour to stay put and hostage to the stuff in front of you until it is all given away.

Yet I see folks reach down and pick up the money and stuff put in front of them.

::shakes head::

If you are being 'honoured' during a dance, they will come and place you...then, they will bring someone to stand by you to pick up the stuff at your feet to allow you to move afterwards. 'cause otherwise, you are stuck. you cannot move until the stuff before you is given away.

I see so many folks making the big long line of dancers and putting stuff in front of those being honoured, and then the one being honoured picking up the stuff in front of him!! lol

So...if that person has a special sometime, expect them to lay a blanket out and his family to put stuff there, and then he'll invite folks to come put stuff there, too, and in the end he'll just pick it all up and take it home.

WHA??

yeah.. silly

Our honouring is a mini-giveaway. the stuff put in front of the honouree is what they are giving away. you are just helping them give. the honour they get is from giving. I don't know where folks ever got the idea that taking was an honour. :P

Some folks that know better feel shy and help pick up, then give to the drum or host...but, that has led to confusion. Folks are watching.

Stuff in front of you is to give away. You cannot move until it is given away. If they did not bring someone to pick it up, you stand there and ask someone to call someone to pick it up or motion (without pointing...use your lower lip...hehe) for someone to come pick it up.

Let's break the self-beneficial "ritual" folks are using to benefit themselves. This is a custom turned upside-down.
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