Friday, March 7, 2008

Message from Mohammed

Beaverboosh receives thousands of messages every month from dedicated blog fans all over the world. This month’s e-mail bag pick is a very sweet message from Mohammed, a 5 year old from Medicine Hat Alberta.

Mohammed writes, “Dear Beaverboosh, my playtime pals and I love your weekly blog and read it during kindergarten surf hour, just before cookies and milk, and our afternoon nap. It is full of really really really neat stuff! Can you tell us how you got your name?”

Well little Mohammed, it is a frequently asked question and I can certainly cast some light on it.

I was named in the same tradition of the ancient and noble Cree Indians from Beaver Lake in what is now know as Alberta, your home province. I am delighted to share with you and your clutch of young kindergarten braves the story of the naming rights ceremony that my father passed down to me.

A young brave once asked Chief Poundmaker, “Chief, how do you name braves?”

“Ah,” responded the chief nodding his head with a tone of great importance, “when young brave is born, if I see eagle soaring in sky, I name brave Soaring Eagle, if I see bear running in woods, I name brave Running Bear, if I see wolf howling by hole, I name brave Howling Wolf... but tell me Two Dogs Fucking, why do you ask?”

In honour of our great country Canada, the First Nations, and the great Cree tradition, father conferred Beaverboosh to me at birth.

To this day I have no idea what father saw.


Beaverboosh

13 comments:

ian in hamburg said...

Maaaa...nnn!

Saw that one creeping up a mile away! A favourite though.

Johnada said...

I always thought you were named after the Hillbilly Chronicles - http://odeo.com/channel/3340/view/.

daisyfae said...

folks i work with swear my indian name is 'drunk with power'.

upset waitress said...

Your daddy was probably on psychedelic drugs and saw a butterfly grooming a tea bag. Thus the name beaverboosh. Makes perfect sense.

Zhu said...

Don't get me wrong, I love your name. Still, I'm glad I was named in France THEN came to Canada :$

Jonny said...

Give your old man some credit dude! There were no such thing as a Brazilian or a landingstrip back then! I repeatedly have to correct myself when writing Beaverbush... All this time I thought you were just too embarrased to bring up the subject. It's just so very obvious, don't you think? Your old man sure sent credits the right way!!

beaverboosh said...

ian - many name queries, no blogspiration last week! It is a classic though!

johnada - my american cousins are from a number of great beaver lines: beaverchops, beaverkisser, beavergob, but no beaverbush!

daisyfae - ... drunk with power and lust...

upset waitress – girl, you have great literary promise - The Butterfly and the Teabag - sound like a classic... and time for a career change... upset writer?

zhu - my French cousin castorbouche would not agree with you!

jonny - too right! whatever he was looking at sure musta had an impact! I actually think the name is fitting having re-read the blog shite I have written!

Andrea said...

Love it.

nursemyra said...

here's a beaver for you

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kMIUOiMeDH4

beaverboosh said...

Effin brilliant! The strap line, 'you've only got one...' haha! Though it appears she has two? BTW, that is my ozzy cousin Beaverbruce in the ad!
Hey nm, take care down there eh!

gullybogan said...

My Indian name would be 'Beat Up Old Chevy Abandoned With Its Doors Wide Open Outside the Emergency Entrance and Blocking All the Ambulances', or just 'Beat Up' for short.

beaverboosh said...

Whoa, what a way to come into this world! Were you born in Detroit?

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