Monday, August 16, 2004
Our outreach to young Native Americans has only increased my wife's appreciation for Indian jewelry. She can't afford a lot, but she can look a lot. One night I was busily involved in a conversation, and she was over in the corner quietly working on some of that jewelry. Actually she was painstakingly trying to glue some tiny little pieces of turquoise into a bracelet setting. And then I heard, "Oh, oh!" I said, "What happened?" She said, "I got some glue on my finger." I said, "Okay." She said, "No, no! It's super glue!" Instantly her thumb and her forefinger had become part of the bracelet. Oh, the ads were right. That stuff bonds instantly. It bonds permanently. We had our own E.R. there going at home; spent probably an hour trying to unglue her fingers from the bracelet; a lot of hot water, home remedies, carefully pulling. It was painful, but finally we were able to give her back her thumb and finger.