"Driving My Father to the Doctor as a Child" (1986)
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Text identifier: LA181-4
Speaker: Florence Shaughnessy
Primary documentation: Jean Perry
Project transcription: Adrienne Mamin
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Kolo keetee keepuen', and 'eemokw' wee' nee hoolem' pegerk.
It looked like it was about to be winter, and there were no men there.
Mos cheetaa kol' 'o gegokw' pegerk.
No man at all was there.
Kwesee keech 'o keemol', nuemee keem' son' kue 'we-leen.
And they were bad, his eyes were very bad.
... Papa 'o gem', Prkw ho ... kee' shootok' ... weet
Papa said, I'm going to the hills ... Doctors live there.
'O gee', Tue' kues ko soo hegoo'm?
He said, How will you go?
... neemokw' weesh kee hoolem' k'ee muelah.
There aren't any horses that can go there.
Kues kee laaye'm?
Where will you go?
'O gem', Kwelekw, wo'oot nekomuey.
He said, Well, she knows how.
Wo'oot nekomuey kee 'ue-keromoh kue wer'yers.
That girl knows how to drive.
Neekol' 'ue-keromoh mocho ... keech lekomey' kue
She always drives when she brings in the hay.
'O gem', Chuue', tue' ... koypoh kee le'moh.
He said, Well, we'll leave in the morning ...
Kwesee 'o koma nuemee koypoh keech 'o guue'.
We woke up very early in the morning.
Noohl 'o le'moh keech 'o skuey' soo keromoh.
Then we went and it drove well.
Chpaanek noohl Skunk Camp 'ela nuue'moh.
After a long time, we got to Skunk Camp.
Keech 'o chomee'sh roo.
It was noon.
Weesh 'ema hlow nepee'moh ...
Finally we ate.
Kue weet kol' ... nepee'moh.
We ate something.
Noohl kem 'o le'moh tue' won keet keromoksee'hl.
Then we set out again and it started to turn differently (?).
Noohl kue Ragged Ass Hill 'o nuue'moh.
Then we arrived at Ragged Ass Hill.
Kwesee 'o gee', Kues kee soo --
And he said, How --
'O gem', Kwelekw, 'och wek kyue' 'o koo' kue muelah, chpee ko'r
He said, Well, one horse is standing there, only one horse.
Tue' weet 'o kol' tekwso'm.
He cut something.
To' neemee nuemee plep' k'ee tepoo.
The tree wasn't too big.
Tue' weet heenoy ... 'o letkweloyhl.
They were dragged behind.
Tue' weet 'o soo keskee so keromoh ... 'ohlkuemee wo'oohl ... kue keromoh.
That's how the car got downhill, because the car ... with it.
Hlow keskee 'ela nuue'moh.
Finally we got down (to the creek).
Kwesee weet 'ap 'o 'e'goo' kue wee'eeet 'oole'monee 'oohl.
And the people who lived there were there.
Nee'eehl perey kolo keech 'eemokw' 'we-leen.
There were two old women who looked like they were blind.
Koleen nuemee meweemor keech k'ehl (?) nuemee ...
A very old man ...
Tue' weet 'ema hlo 'ohpew merwperh.
Then he was given food.
Kem 'o le'moh, 'emkee kue chaahlke's raayoh ko'r.
Then we left ...
'Enuemee keech plerwern, noohl 'o nuue'moh ho Kohpey.
Just as the tide came in, we got to Crescent City.
Noohl kue muelah hoole'monee weet 'em 'o noo.
Then the horses ... there.
Noohl hotel 'o le'moh.
Then we went to the hotel.
Wee'eeet 'o kohchemo'ok'.
I stayed there for one night.
Noohl koypoh 'emkee 'e'gah 'o kue hotel.
Then in the morning we ate at the hotel.
'Esee noohl 'ema noo'monee' 'o kue meges.
Then I took him to the doctor.
'O nek ... lekwsee neenee yegok' ... chpeenah mee' keech hohkue' kue 'we-leen kee sho'n
I went around outside ... I waited because his eyes were being fixed.
Keech chomee'sh roo 'ema nee'eeen ... son' nek soo keech weykee'.
And it was noon ... it was finished.
'O gem', Paa', kwelekw, kee nahksemoyhl noohl wee' 'oole'moh kesee 'o
He said, No, well, we'll stay here for three days, and then he goes
Kem kee 'o kee kem 'ee keromoh kel' (?) 'ohlkuemee kwelekw skego'oh keech mehl
ma'epoyew kue 'ue-mohl.
... because his head was wrapped up in a cloth.
Paas newom' kol' sook mehl kue 'we-leen, k'ee kwelekw ho sonkonee.
He, the one who was treated, didn't see anything with his eyes.
Tue' wee'eeet kem 'o kol' soo kemeye'moh.
And then we headed home.
Tue' weet kem 'o k'enego'ohl keech 'oolo'oh kue muelah kue wonue kem 'o le'moh.
The horses ... were often standing.
'O wee'eeet kue Ragged Ass Hill hlow 'ela nuue'moh ho
Then we finally got up Ragged Ass Hill.
Noohl Skunk Camp kem 'ela nuue'moh.
Then we got to Skunk Camp again.
Kwesee 'enuemee nuue'moh 'o wee'eeet, keech 'o chomee'sh roo.
And just as we got there, it was noon.
Kem kol' 'ap nepee'moh.
We ate something again.
Noohl 'o weno'ee'm.
Then we came.
Noohl 'o nuue'moh ho yo'.
Then we got there.
Neekee ho'ohko'hl 'esee nuue'moh ho yo'.
It was dark when we got there.
Well, that was eet, see, we had aerreeved at dark, home,
Well, that was it, see, we had arrived at dark, home, safe.