Even with the rain, it was a good time to hang with the brothers.
|I was an Elangomat ("Friend") for an Ordeal clan. |
My son was the Head of all the Elangomats, so he got to give me orders this weekend.
|I helped clean latrines before my clan arrived.|
Some needed more cleaning than others.
|And then it started raining.|
|And it was muddy.|
|But we got our gear dry - mostly.|
|My clan was tasked with decontaminating the dining hall.|
|Some guys ran the dishwasher.|
|Some guys cleaned trashcans.|
|My clan was tight. Here, Andrew is sharing a marshmallow from the Reagan administration we found under a refrigerator with his pal David.|
|The regular kitchen staff were working hard around us.|
|I was trying to be a nice guy, so I let everyone sleep for an entire ten minutes!|
|After a hard day's work, we got all gussied up and headed for the ceremonies.|
|This is one of the guardians along the way.|
|The brotherhood of cheerful service.|
|Then it was time for the Chief to lead another ceremony.|
|On Sunday, the Lodge Adviser chatted with new members.|
|New members were introduced to patch trading.|
|And we showed off our regalia.|
|We invited new members to try drumming.|
|And no weekend is complete without a big dance circle!|