Greetings to all friends near and far. I send you all my appreciation for the support you have given me over the last three years as your Native American editor. I have been greatly blessed with all the wonderful emails I received from many newsletter subscribers. I thank you so much.
My last articles consist of five issues of an interview I conducted. During my time as Native American editor at BellaOnline, I have had the honor and great pleasure of becoming acquainted with Brad Bailey. Brad has become a valued friend and has very much impressed me with his dedication to the youth of America. He is an inspiration to any child who wants to achieve their dreams and reach their highest potential.
Brad works tirelessly to give guidance to the youth of The Order of the Arrow, a sub-organization of the Boy Scouts of America. He told me, "I prefer spending my time with these older, dedicated youth in developing their character. For they accept the ways of the land and the challenges of contemporary society. I salute them for the pressures and ordeals they endure."
Brad has also served admirably in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy.
Brad is a forum member on the Native American site at BellaOnline and contributes in a good way to the community here, as he does in all his endeavors. At BellaOnline, we love him and know him as 'Beetlemess'. I have learned a lot from Beetlemess about Native American beading and culture.
Please come and read about Brad and get to know him. Here is the link for the interview: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art47052.asp
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This is my last newsletter to you as the Native American editor here. Again I want to thank all of you for your support and wonderful messages -- I will treasure this always.
Blessings and may walk in Peace and Harmony. May your moccasins and heart always find a happy path.
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Phyllis Doyle Burns, Native American Editor
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