About Me : My Cherokee-German Heritage

Sixty nine years of living have gifted me with ample experiences to write about. My heart is filled with Native American culture.

Grandpa Zeno Merritt Cox & Grandma EmmaJane Beck-Cox & my brother Cork

My dad’s parents were Zeno Merritt Cox of English and Cherokee Indian heritage. He built and opened the 1st general store and gasoline station in Estella, Oklahoma. As postmaster he established his store as a general delivery mail drop and pickup site and also as the voting place for the district. He and James Casto built and ran the first area school. Dad’s mother was Emma Jane Beck-Cox a Cherokee medicine woman who could make 1 trip into the woods and come home with roots, bark and berries capable of curing everything from colic to pneumonia.

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My mother’s maiden name was Reiter originally Von Reuter but changed when her father’s ancestors crossed the ocean from Germany to America. ┬áHer dad, William Raymond Reiter was an architect, fresh water “well witcher” and dry cellar builder. Her mother Hilda Henrietta Gerdes-Reiter was from the German Morgenstern’s (morning star). Her parents both spoke fluent German and provided my youth with rich stories of immigrant heritage. My 5 grandchildren have provided a countless treasury of tales. With my history, writing comes easy! So where should I start today?

BANNED!! Attention World Travelers/ Look Here Before You Head Out

a ban 14Bolivia There is no McDonald’s. They opened there but so few people even showed up to try a McAnything they soon closed.

a baby walkerCanada Baby walkers are banned. Why? Research showed their use caused delayed motor skills.

a ban 15China Time Travel Content is banned from movies, shows, books and magazines. Also Avatar was banned because of the indigenous people revolting against Imperial Forces. The ban states that Avatar cannot be shown in any 2 D theater and China has no 3 D theaters. Also in Tunisia, China Jasmine is banned. It was the Jasmine Revolution that the Totalitarian Regime repressed  taking it to the level of banning anything Jasmine including the plant itself. The word Jasmine is banned and illegal to use in songs, text messages, etc.

a baby faceDenmark 24,000 government approved baby names exist.Creative names are banned. Any deviation from those approved require a special request.  ALSO: Ovaltine, Marmite, Rice Krispies and Vitamin D enriched milk are all banned along with other vitamin enriched foods and drinks as the government believes there is a problem with excessive vitamin consumption.

a ban 4France Ketchup has been banned from school cafeterias unless served with french fries as the government believed young people were losing touch with traditional cuisine.

a ban 11Iran Mohawks, mullets, spikes and pony tails are banned as being too European.

a ban 3Malaysia Yellow clothing is illegal: T-shirts, belts, hats, every clothes item even shoelaces were banned in 2011 as depicting Pro-Democratic demonstrators.

a ban 9Russia Goth & Emo dress is banned at school, government buildings and most public places.It is labeled as a threat to National security and dangerous to teenagers, encouraging antisocial behavior, depression and suicide.

a ban 6Saudi Arabia St. Valentine’s Day is banned for being completely against Islamic beliefs. All related things are banned around February 14th including all thing red, flowers and presents and this has created a great black market for the cupid and heart followers.

a ban 2Singapore  In 1992 when the streets , bathrooms and surfaces became so littered with used chewing gum it was banned from sale and use.

a ban spankSweden No spanking of children by teachers, parents or others. It is illegal.

a banU.S.A. Genuine Haggis is banned. Haggis is made from sheep’s heart, liver and lungs. All products containing sheep lungs are banned in the U.S.A.

Work Cited:

https://www.therichest.com/expensive-lifestyle/lifestyle/20-weird-forbidden-things-around-the-world/