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Aug. 5 -Frida- Alice Schille Mrs Atkinson, Mrs Harris John Mirabel, Margery Eaton, John L. Nelson & John? Mrs Stevens & Mrs Emerson - called. Nelson had waterco- drawings Hy Hopi boys - Nampeyoa'son - Wesley and grandson Fletcher Healey of Katchina gods or dancers - colorful& promising. Grand workmanship - (He is just back from Hopi country.)Margery - consider the morale the most important work yet done among Indians - the most forward step. Her query as to meaning of symbols in Rowandos thunder bird brought a detailed & serious explanation from him which I will write on photo - These people can form [[underlined]] symbols of thunder [[/underlined]]. Aug 6-Sat. Tonita Rena, her son & baby were waiting on my door-step and I made dinner for them & myself in the portal Tonita wants to take a panel home with her to paint there. The fat & beautiful baby - so [[strikethrough]] [[?]] [[/strikethrough]] silent here - is a "cry-baby" [[strikethrough]] she says [[/strikethrough]] but is quiet with the father then the girl is grown up and I cannot leave her and the little children & and this son, and my chickens - you see I cannot stay away - I leave so many." and Tonita's handsome face smiled as she frowned. So we must try to arrange it. Richard's family drove up as I came to the dining room today, a pretty brown wife & two babies, and carried him off to town. Romando hopes we may send the bus to San I. Monday "There are so many who would like to see the paintings. And we will bring our costumes for the dances". Albert wears always a mournful look, but today as we walked across the campus he told me of "bad news last night. My sister passed away," All day he had carried this burden. He is heavy of heart but we shall not send him home remembering the Navajo practice of The hills some people will say, are too much like my hills. Yet they were arrived at very naturally - the solid hills as first laid in had looked so fierce that Romando & I had taken rags with turps and labored until hills could be realized and still leave the normal, general background behind all the animals. Hills were necessary (not only because Mr Farris wanted them) but that animals might pleasantly spot the whole surface of the wall. Finding the rag so useful in subsiding the hills, Romando thereafter laid others in with the rag - arriving at a charming technique - He has painted a [[??]]
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