We work with the Ash tribal people but also interact a lot with local Brazilian nationals that live up and down the rivers in our area. We hear some pretty bizarre things at times from our Brazilian friends! Below is an excerpt from my brother Kris’ email that we recently received.
“Tanta’s (a local Brazilian national) dad was telling me that someone in the nearby Brazilian community had cut his hand in the table saw and one finger had been completely cut off. Someone there at the accident took the finger and buried it in the local cemetery and even put up a cross that said “Here Lies Part of ‘So-And-So’.” Ha! Someone told the guy that had buried the finger that he should dig it up because by burying the finger he would cause the person to die. So they unburied it and I guess Herbert, the nurse, sewed it back on. Herbert says that is shows signs of taking and it is pink. Something smells rotten, I just can’t put a finger on it!!”