My Cousin Barry Anaquod is a very hard worker. He takes the time to learn things and goes about making things. He was the person I sought out to fix a violin (fiddle) that belonged to Sues deceased Dad. It was in bad shape. Barry really did an awesome job fixing the fiddle. Barry had been mentored by this old gentleman. That old gentleman became a very good friend of Barry's. Sadly that Old Gentleman had a heart attack and died.
Barry was asked by another cousin of ours to make him a Water Drum. Barry sent me pictures of what he did the other day. I say he did a remarkable job carving out a piece of wood and making the drum. They call the water drum, the Little Boy out here.
It is going to be a surprise for my cousin. My Cousin is a Traditional man.
I like that about my Cousin he is always willing to share and give of himself. I think a lot of our people are like that.
As you can see the Drum started as a block of wood and Barry carved it out. I am sure that my other Cousin will love the Drum and use it in his Ceremonies. I hope no one tells him that he is going to get a present from our Cousin out in Alberta.