June 2013 Blog Posts (24)

I Love this Speech

"When we were five, they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Our answers were things like, astronaut, president... or in my case, a princess.

When we were ten, they asked again.

We answered, rock star, cowboy, or in my case, a gold…


Added by Holly E. Hansford on June 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment


      Well I found out that July 12th, me my family and our 2 dogs are going to go to Colorado.  We are going to Estes Park and Colorado Springs, we are also going to go on a horseback ride through Garden of the Gods.  Even though they are hving bad wildfires.

    I hope that some Summer we will be able to make a trip to…


Added by Holly E. Hansford on June 28, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments


given the fact, that I'm something others seem to think that I am NOT.....

I don't care ....Let 'em think, certainly they're sadly mistaken....

I can be who I so well choose to be.....

Added by Charlotte Esme Cullen on June 26, 2013 at 2:16pm — No Comments

The Wrath of Nora

The Wrath of Nora

My eldest sister Nora and I are very close but we haven't always been. Since the passing of our folks, she's the 'maternal' figure in the family. Every family has one, you know...the one that everyone goes to for life's advise and encouragement. She's always ready with a smile, a hug and honesty. She has never sugar coated anything and will tell you exactly what you NEED to hear, not what you WANT to hear. Some find that abrasive. Those who know her appreciate… Continue

Added by Billy Black on June 25, 2013 at 5:12am — No Comments

One Regret

I had been feeling unusually tired and unable to focus for a few months. Sarah finally broke through my wall of stubbornness and made me call the doctor. I went for routine blood work. "Yadda, yadda, we'll let you know in a few days blah blah blah..." all the medical speak went in one ear and out the other. I went home kept plugging along, finding it more and more difficult to get my self motivated. Something was off. I had known it for months but I was stubborn and just didn't want to deal… Continue

Added by Billy Black on June 25, 2013 at 5:03am — No Comments

Deadliest Catch

Last year Charlie an I took off for the lake. We had all our gear, a cooler, a few beers and bait all ready. It was a day of sunshine, a rare one for May but we took advantage of it feeling blessed by the gods and took the boat out.

Everything was going great. Charlie caught a few good trout, I hauled in a nice size bass and we were reminiscing about old times. Gotta love the mixture of fishing, good weather and a few beers!

Around 2pm we had a pretty good haul. We were heading… Continue

Added by Billy Black on June 25, 2013 at 4:57am — No Comments

A Boat Beneath The Summer Sky

My poem is inspired by the last line in Lewis Carroll's

"A Boat Beneath the Sky"

Nothing more can make me sigh

than a boat beneath the summer sky

the water clear and up waist high

I watch reflective clouds float by

The fish may bite or stay away

It doesn't matter anyway

I've got a pole and time to play

I'll sit right here come what may

There's time to think and contemplate

There's time to simply sit and… Continue

Added by Billy Black on June 25, 2013 at 4:56am — No Comments

Hopes & Expectations

When the news came that Rachel was expecting, my mind automatically went crazy. Was I truly OLD enough for this? How did this happen? When did she grow up? Where did the time go? Was she ready? Was I ready?

Of course I wasn't given the choice of being ready or not, it simply was a fact and one that took my mind a little time to wrap around.

I was going to be someone's grandfather. Could I do this? Aren't grandfathers supposed to be old & wrinkly? I rolled to the mirror and saw the… Continue

Added by Billy Black on June 25, 2013 at 4:50am — No Comments

A Nightmare I Had

"Hawks losing 3 to nothing" I took a deep breath and smelled potroast and heard Liseli humming in the kitchen. The door opened and in came Rebecca and Leleo, Rachel, Somak and Paul followed by Sam, Emily, Embry and the others. My whole family was here. My friends. It was the fall harvest.
There was nothing that I was more thankful for than being hit in the chest by Jake's football.

Added by Billy Black on June 25, 2013 at 4:46am — No Comments

A Journey into Grandfatherhood

“A Native American grandfather, talking to his young grandson tells the boy about the two wolves inside of him struggling with each other. The first is the wolf of peace, love and kindness. The other wolf is fear, greed and hatred. "Which wolf will win, grandfather?" asks the young boy.

"Whichever one I feed," is the reply.”


As I journey into the adventure of being a grandfather, many… Continue

Added by Billy Black on June 25, 2013 at 4:39am — No Comments

A few words on raising children

"Always look ahead" was what my father always told me. Being the way I am, I always have held my elders words in high regard. Certain people may think of them as old fashioned or out of date but I know better. Dedication, sweat, blood, tears... all of that and more, have been poured down generation to generation. Each of us takes the important bits and melds them within our own way of life. "Fighting gets you no where" is one I've heard a million times. God knows I didn't listen to that one.… Continue

Added by Billy Black on June 25, 2013 at 4:36am — No Comments

Who am I?

My name is Billy Black

I am a tribal elder in the Quileute Nation. We live in La Push, a small community near Forks, Washington. My son, Jacob, twin daughters, Rachel and Rebecca are my only family. I lost my wife, Sarah, in a car accident some years ago. It was tragic and we all struggle to move forward in her absence.

My life has changed significantly over the past year and a half...I've become quite close with Tiffany Call and hope to explore our relationship further.

My best… Continue

Added by Billy Black on June 25, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Potters Wheel

Potters Wheel

Sarah was full of creative genius, her hands were in a constant state of motion and she was never happier than when she was creating.

Photography and clay were her muses, if she wasn't out on the Res with her camera in hand, she was in the back room sitting and throwing clay.

No, not throwing as in hurling a lob of clay at the wall; throwing in the sense of pottery making.

Sarah took classes in town. She wasn't adept with basket weaving like many of the others… Continue

Added by Billy Black on June 25, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Am I ready for all this Future talk?

Lying on my bed at the cottage, I run down the fight again and just find myself getting more frustrated and upset. I hate fighting with Jake and usually we fight about silly stuff, like me going somewhere and not telling him or if I go on a hunt alone.  Things were we both get upset and then see the silliness and end up laughing about it.

But tonight’s fight was so different, it was seriously a grown up fight and to me a window into fights as a married couple one day.  A fight that…


Added by Renesmee Black-Cullen on June 25, 2013 at 4:05am — 3 Comments

too hot of a summer.

summer just started and i'm already complaining that its too hot. i'm literally sweating to the point where i'm so sticky that i have to take a shower -.-

its disgusting. i actually took a cold shower in order to cool down


if i have to in order to walk my dog moose i will get up at 6 am in the morning just to walk him while its cool out so the hot cement won't hurt his feet.

this morning i got up at 7 am,and it was alredy 75-80 Fahrenheit  degrees out…


Added by Kelsey best on June 24, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments

birthday :)

 The passed Monday(June 17th) was my birthday,I didn't do very much but hang out with my Bestie, who i also consider my sister since we've been best friends since kindergarten

My aunt and uncle also took my friend and i onto their boat, it was so much fun,from the top, you could see…


Added by Kelsey best on June 22, 2013 at 7:02am — No Comments


Once I was able to control my quaking body, I called Chief Black. He could hear it in my voice, he knew that I now knew Embry’s secret. I was not sure I could drive, so he came to the house. When he arrived, I was cleaning up, finding small pieces of Embry’s clothes everywhere. It explained why he suddenly needed new clothes a few years ago. I had thought it was just a growth spurt. Some spurt.


I had some tea ready for Chief Black and set the tea service in front of him on…


Added by Tiffany Call-Black on June 18, 2013 at 7:04pm — No Comments


Twilight is the best I have attended in life besides vampires

Added by dignoris hidekel on June 18, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Embry's Secret

To say finding out that the legends of the Quileute tribe were real was a surprise would be an understatement. The biggest surprise, though, was finding out that the father of my son was a carrier of the gene that forced my son to become a wolf. Not a werewolf, although that term has been thrown around. He is not affected by the moon. His trigger is something much colder and much closer in proximity; the vampires.


He had first changed years before I found out. He hid it from…


Added by Tiffany Call-Black on June 16, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Our 4th Wedding Anniversary

This past June 13th was our 4th wedding anniversary, another year to celebrate the day we said “I do”, the day our lives became one and was just not “you” and “I” anymore, we became “Us”, so many happy memories that we have shared this past 4 years, now when I see our little girl product of our love I cannot help but smile and look around at our wonderful life we have, I could not ask for anything else, I have everything, a wonderful amazing loving husband a perfect and…


Added by Emily Uley on June 14, 2013 at 10:31am — 3 Comments

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