Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Home Away from Home

I have probably sat in lodge in Hope Lodge No. 42, Glencoe, more than any lodge except my home lodge. On Monday, I attended their annual outdoor lodge at the farm of Carl Illif. The rain held off, and there was a nice crowd on hand - about 40 brothers from 14 different lodges.

I was able to present a check from the Ladd Fund to complete Hope Lodge's commitment to install a flag on the Avenue of Flags in Glencoe. In return, I received a certificate designating me an honorary member of Hope Lodge. What a thrill!

After lodge, we adjourned to Carl's garage where brats and all the fixings were served. All agreed it was a wonderful evening.

Thank you, WM Carl Iliff and the brothers of Hope Lodge!