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  • Kyle was a good Friend,cousin of mine. I knew him and how wonderful he was. I have this vivid memory of when we was in junior high. The school took us all on a field trip to Custer State Park. Beautiful camping spot.we had tipi's and tents set up all over. There was wild buffalo roaming the area and there was rules and policies about to leave them alone. Kyle seen them and said ''(Chee... what's wrong with those buffalo they look mangy and rubbery)''. He was always a funny. We rode on the bus together, and hiked together. Only Because he was a relative and good friend. I can't Imagine how much he use to tease me about other boy's. One night on the camping trip the mentor's and kids played freeze tag, and it was getting dark so everyone had flash light's. Kyle would go run and dive on the ground and roll like he was a warrior and just bad ass, cause he did it so well. we roasted marshmallow's on the fire, we talked. Kyle you was a good friend. Of course we all got older and in high school we all knew where each other was. We wasn't as close like we use to be! we all go separate way's in high school and after. He was Athletic. He played Football, and Basketball, Baseball was his favorite! Kyle always had on some kind of jersey. Kyle was very smart too. I think he was going O.L.C. Oglala Lakota College Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Oh my Gosh He was a clown he could make you laugh even though you was mad. Kyle was special. He Has a beautiful daughter. About my daughter's age.
    To wake up and hear some one died. The sadness that runs deeper than you. can imagine. All the memories, special one's! I look for a picture of the person to remember the image I have of them. I Wonder to my self why?
    only because he is young, and not here no more. We will never understand why, but only realize they succeeded in something so devastating. It's real and cruel. When there is so much death's like suicides on the reservation how can we stop it! How can we help it, and make a change? On the Pine Ridge Reservation there isn't only ugly and hate. Its what we make it out to be.
    I feel real sad right now. Sad how one person's life affect's so many! Something has to change when you hear to many! :(
    I know that the recent suicide bring's back memories of all the young and beautiful life's that were taken this way!
    Right away when I hear a death I wonder if they killed there selves or was in a car wreck.
    Death is a natural part of life. Taking your own life, it's makes everything different. My only other feeling is for the family! I will pray for the family, and help the family in any way I can. My mother toll me that when close family, friends pass on help them! I lived in a small community called Porcupine S.D. and when people help the families that lose a loved one, everyone pitches in with flowers, and cakes, coffee, help cook , clean! It's remarkable to see everyone together, but only for a wake or funeral. growing up I never heard of either of my families have a family reunion! Maybe I can change that. I cant be super women and cant do everything.Iam not perfect, but I will do what I can. I have a sad heart right now every one in our district/ community feel's it!
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