DDGM Official Visit November 12th

At our last communication the R:.W:. Brad Keuther put on a very well-received Lincoln presentation. R:.W:. Keuther recalled The President’s childhood through his presidency.  We have a couple more guest speakers coming to the Lodge this year. I would recommend coming to see them and see what your Lodge is all about.  Especially if it has been a while since your last attendance. Don’t forget that October is a five (5) Tuesday month so our next communication is on November 12th, not every other week as it sometimes seems. The communication will be the official DDGM visit and the Junior Warden has promised something special for dinner. I cannot tell you what he is preparing because I don’t know. The only way to find out is to come out.

As always dinner is at 6:30 PM and we will open at 7:15 PM sharp so we can conduct business and still be respectful of the  DDGM’s time.  Thanks to all of you that make Masonry an amazing journey as it is always about the journey, not the destination. 

Respectfully and Fraternally, 

W:. Glenn Scott 

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A Brief History of Abraham Lincoln; by R:.W:. Brad Keuther

Our last communication was an event to behold. The R:.W:. Brad Keuther put on a very well-received Lincoln presentation. Dressed as Abraham Lincoln himself, he recalled his childhood, growing up poor. How he became a lawyer, becoming president, freeing the slaves, and the Gettysburg address. For those of you that know Brad, he is a very well versed and excellent speaker.

Letter to Mrs. Bixby

In the autumn of 1864 Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew wrote to President Lincoln asking him to express condolences to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, a widow believed to have lost five sons during the Civil War. Lincoln’s letter to her was printed by the Boston Evening Transcript. Later it was revealed that only two of Mrs. Bixby’s five sons died in battle, Charles and Oliver.

Executive Mansion,
Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.
Dear Madam,–

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

A. Lincoln

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Olde Timers’ Night

It’s that time of the year again. The time when we begin to settle down for the summer. We put in a lot of hours planning and preparing for the East Aurora Music Fest, and for our Sessquincenntial Charter Rededication. Now it is time to relax. At Blazing Star Lodge we gather together in an informal site away from the Lodge. We Tyle as usual but there is a relaxed feeling. Not much business is done, we hand out awards and the new officers in their new chairs have their first crack at their lines. We have lots of laughs and always have room for more to share this evening with us. This is when the Fellowship is at it’s best. This year we are having a delicious chicken BBQ with all of the fixins’. We have some random items to raffle off and the Fellowship will be overflowing.

It is our sincere hope that any and all Masons that are able to come out do so and enjoy this evening with us (Directions below). If you need a ride you can always contact us and someone WILL make sure you get there and home safely. The dress code is casual so come as you are, we can handle some last minute arrivals however, if you can let us know you are coming we can properly prepare enough dinner to go around.

Amity Meeting Code: H6QVEA
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Only four minutes and 1 mile from the Lodge, you will find this hidden gem of a park.
299 Pine St, East Aurora, NY 14052

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