I woke up on Martha's Vineyard this morning to a Winter blizzard. I turned on the radio and was fortunate enough to hear the tail-end of Krista's feature on Sitting Bull. It was so exciting to hear that you interviewed Cedric & Rick Goodhouse, and so soothing to hear Cedric's voice. When I was a toddler, in the early 70's, my parents adopted a teenager from the Standing Rock reservation. She lived with us for several years and has remained an influence - sometimes distantly, in my life. She went back to the reservation and has become a successful musician, a revered professional within her community, has raised a beautiful family and lived a fascinating life. Her name is Sissy Goodhouse - wife to Cedric and mother to Rick. I am thrilled that you had the opportunity to become acquainted with them and that you were able to share that experience with the NPR community. I'm going to see if I can find the piece being played at another time - or if it is online. What a nice way to start my day, thank you. A gentle reminder at the holidays of someone I am thankful for in my life. I'm off to email Sissy.
( I have a photo of us as a family, but it isn't scanned at the moment. Let me know if you want me to send it to you. )
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