Friday, October 30, 2015

the peculiar name of Peter Stumps

A short video in which Lohbado says a few words about the name Peter Stumps, which was Lohbado's name before he became Peter. This is a fragment from a cycle of stories, the Stumps saga. Lohbado began the stories about thirty years ago, when he was still Peter Stumps, son of Rosemary Stumps and Reverend Stonehenge Stumps, Church of the Living Monument, a breakaway sect church founded by his grandfather, The Reverend Woodlot Stumps. It was great great Grandmother Isabella Stumps who established the Inner Sanctuary of the Temple nearly two hundred years ago when she wrote her Tiger-Lily Prophesies.

The first usage of the Stumps name in this family tree was on the marriage license of the son of Leno Pourris, an original settler in North America near the present day village of Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland. The license, or more accurately the barely legible and signed document dates October 30, 1515, lists Adam Stumps, nee Adam Pourris, or in English, Adam Rotten married and a Beothuk woman who adopted the name of Alison Stumps. Adam and Alison had a daughter Flora and three sons, of whom the names have been forgotten. The daughter of Flora, Lucile, continued to use the Stumps name. None of the members of the Stumps tree ever changed their names, until the twentieth century when The Chief Nomroh instructed Peter Stumps to change his name to Lohbado.

Peter Stumps saw a copy of the marriage document in the archives. Adam's father Leno Pourris fled Paris and boarded a ship of John Cabot in August 1497, after he got wind of an attempt to draw up a lettre de cachet or document to have him arrested and imprisoned over a heavy debt and neglect of his family due to a gambling addiction. He settled in Newfoundland and had one son. Adam provided the stump of the Stumps family tree. The name was appropriate, since Leno Pourris or Rotten had lost his fingers over a game of cards, while at sea, and lost. In a moment of mercy, the goddess Oorsis struck him with lightning. His stumps stopped bleeding. His fingers grew back.

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