John was outside Pine Ridge walking past a pawn shop. There was a man who was trying to sell several items to the owner including star quilts and this roach. The owner was unwilling to pay what the items were worth. After both John and the patron left, John offered to purchase the quilt and roach giving the man most of his available income.
Several weeks later the roach was blessed by the family holy-person Granpa Asa.
When I was around 23, I felt that I was outgrowing the children's roach that I had been using for the previous 15 years. The older child's roach was gifted to my nephew. The roach was stored for nearly 20 years before being brought back into the circle.
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