some didg maker . I saw his didgs in a shop and I did a swap with the
fella for one of mine. I had to track this fella down. I tried
tracking his number in phone books, then asking around, and then I let go, trusting
one day we'll connect. A short time later someone walked into the shop, we got talking and
he dropped Dougs name. My ears pricked up, bingo, prayer answered.
I'm glad! I've met such a nice fella . Doug and a mate Tom travelled to visit us, with some freshly crafted didgs. I had some didg mates around and we were stoked to admire their didgs and connect up.
His didgs are finely crafted and
intricately burnt, absolutely gorgous.
When I asked him for some details to pass on to folks, age etc, he sais to me in classic Dougie style. "Just tell them, why do I want to be reminded about being born by a river under a gum tree." Same with how do you spell Mutti Mutti. Whats the correct spelling, god knows spellings a new one, as long as it sounds right.
With indigenous crew,or folk who live in the bush or work the land, one can feel the roots of OZ; unassuming folk, good for a yarn and a laugh, a simple meeting up, is always more. Doug and I had only spoken on the phone until he visited. Even on the phone I felt like I'd known him for ages. His warm manerisms chatting left me feeling good afterwards.
Aussie slang and our accent that folk worldwide seem to love; where does it come from,- indigenous folk of course. White folk over decades and then centuries interacting with aboriginals whose land they took on ( without asking I might add ), gradually took on a slant of aboriginals accent and manerisms.
Doug's a fella who is indigenous and aussie through and through.
I hope this beautiful land always has folk like Doug and Tom. I hope we never lose our accent and slang, its precious.
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