Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sharpening Spears


I will admit that since being in Africa, I have not seen any children sharpening spears on a stone. I do find this picture from 1936 interesting though. It is peculiar that the dog looks better fed than the child. I wonder if the dog was simply a pet, like we normally think of a dog, or if the dog had some job that warranted its keep.

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  1. That is a pretty small spear shank for the size of spear point on it.

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  2. Beautiful dog......

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  3. His job was likely to be food for the hungry - maybe.

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  4. The dog is watching his back.
    I mean it, he is watch the kids back

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  5. Maybe he was a herd dog. Or maybe he is better fed than the kid because he is a better hunter.

    It is 64 here now with an inch of rain on the way. I wish it would go to Texas.

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  6. Myrtle: it has gone to Texas! Water is standing in all the fields. Telephone poles &fences are falling over from the saturated ground. This morning I saw 3 city workers SHOVELING water into a big pail so they could get on with their work! This is in the very center of TX. Hutto.

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  7. P.S., the "milking camels" message is "page not found"...what happened?

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  8. Glad to hear you arrived safely and hope you have a wonderful Christmas - we are enjoying the pictures.

    How are you posting to the Internet from way out there?

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