Harmony Lodge, # 22, A.F.M.

Depot Road

P. O. Box 22 Beaufort, S.C. 29901

(843)524-6697


W/M John Howell Youmans III††††††† Robert V. Pinkston, Secretary Emeritus††††† Kevin U. Ennis, P/M,

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††††† Beaufort, SC 29901††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† †††P.O. Box 22

843-525-28                                                                                                                                                                                                                ††Beaufort, SC 29901

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Meeting 7:30 PM
O.E.S. 1st Tuesday, 8:00 PM




Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter for month of May-Jun 2008

Brethren,

†††††††††† As many of you may be aware by now, I was involved in a motorcycle accident on February 19, 2008.I am doing OK Ė just canít do much.I have fractures to my left shoulder, left leg and right hand.As you can tell by this, I am very limited in what I can do.I want to THANK each of you for the calls and visits, as well as those of you who helped with getting me in and out of the dining hall Ė I really enjoyed seeing everyone.

††††††††††† I would also like to thank those of you who helped in putting on the EA degree last month.With this, we now have three new Entered Apprentices.This is a wonderful start this year to increase our membership.We also have a few other candidates who will be receiving their EA Degree in the upcoming months.

††††††††††† The auction will be held on April 19, 2008.We will need a lot of help in getting things set up and ready to be auctioned.I would like to get help on Thursday and Friday, so that everything goes smoothly on Saturday.Please let me or any of the Lodge Officers know if you can help.

††††††††††† I am slow mend Ė but am looking forward to seeing each of you soon.

Fraternally,

John Howell Youmans III

Worshipful Master

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Dear Brethren,

†††††††††† Masonic history is varied and rich in stories that most everyday people would find interesting and always enlightening.For example, did you know the George Washington, the first President of the United States, helped survey the land used as the home of our White House but never lived in it?He died one year before it was completed.His plantation was so large, he was able to afford and have ice cream as a dessert for his many social functions.This was at a time when neither electricity nor refrigeration existed.

†††††††††† In 1798, his plantation produced 11,000 gallons of whiskey, making him the largest single producer of whiskey in the United States.

††††††††††† There are many more stories and adventures awaiting you in your local public libraries and bookstores.Check out some books today.Masonry is one of those interesting subjects that reward the investigator in direct proportion to his efforts.

††††††††††† Out Worshipful Master, J. Howell Youmans, has suffered a motorcycle accident and is recuperating at home.Please join us in prayer for his speedy and complete recovery, along with all those among us who are ill and in need of charity.Each prayer helps.

 

Charlie Spears, Junior Warden




Brethren,

††††††††††† An Entered Apprentice degree was held April 29th, bringing the number of new Entered Apprentices to four for this year.On March 29th, a Master Mason degree was conducted increasing the Lodgeís membership by one.With each of these degrees, Harmony is well on its way to meeting the goals I set for this year.I extend my sincere thanks to all who assisted with these degrees in my absence.

††††††††††† You may have noticed that the parking lot has been scraped and swept, giving it a more attractive appearance, thanks to Gowan Tuten.Other brothers and their spouses have assisted in cleaning the inside of the building over the last few weeks.Also, several ideas have been brought up at the business meetings on what improvements need to be mad to the building. With funds made from the auction, some of these suggestions can be accomplished.

††††††††††† The Auction was held on April 19th and it was largely a success.I would like to take this opportunity to THANK Worshipful Brother Henry Chambers, PM, for all of the items he donated to our Lodge for this auction.Without his generosity, this would not have been possible!Artwork, furniture, glassware, decoys, a generator, a power washer and a mule four wheeler were all sold.The auction sales brought in over $6,000 before the final tally is made.This amount is surely to increase, as there are still several items that did not sell.Those items include a boat, fishing rods, a four-wheeler and a tractor with implements.

††††††††††† In addition to the auction sales, Lawrence Laughlin sold hot dogs, snacks and drinks during the auction.After paying for the food and drink items another $100+ dollars were placed in the auction funds.

††††††††††† I would like to thank everyone who assisted with the auction and setting it up, you all worked very hard.I have listed each of you on an attached sheet, and if I left someone off, it was not intentional.The auction would not have been a success without all of your assistance.Craig Dopsonís brother Mike, a professional auctioneer, conducted the auction, gratis and it certainly helped to increase the funds collected.

††††††††††† Davis Spears, Charles Spears and Kevin Ennis all attended the Grand Lodge in Greenville on April 24th and 25th.Hopefully, they will share their experience with us during the May regular communications on Thursday, May 8th.

††††††††††† Lastly, I am well on the way to mending from my accident in February and was able to climb the stairs to get to the Lodge room to conduct the regular communication in April.Again, Thank you for your calls and prayers!

††††††††††† To each of you (and especially to the ladies) a heartfelt THANKS for making the auction a success: Clayton Cooler, Craig and Darleen Dopson, Kevin Ennis, Paul Griffith, Howard and Joan Harris, Mary Kozak,, Lawrence Laughlin, Scott Robinson, Charles and Sand Spears, David and Katrina Spears, Jason Stowers, Gowan Tuten and Debbie Youmans.

 

Howell Youmans III

Worshipful Master

 

 



 

CRABBY OLD MAN

††††††††††† When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Tampa, Florida, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.

††††††††††† Later, when the nurses were gong through his meager possessions, they found this poem.Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.

††††††††††† One nurse took her copy to Missouri.The old manís sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas edition of the News Magazine of the St. Lois Association for Mental Health.A slide presentation has also been made based on this simple, but eloquent, poem.

††††††††††† And this little old man, with nothing left to give to the world is now the author of this ďanonymousĒ poem winging across the Internet.

Crabby Old Man

What do you see nurses?What do you see?

What are you thinking, when youíre looking at me?

A crabby old man, not very wise,

Uncertain of habit, with faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food and makes no reply,

When you say in a loud voice, ďI do wish youíd try!Ē

Who seems not to notice the things that you do,

And forever is losing a sock or a shoe?

Who, resisting or not, lets you do as you will,

With bathing and feeding, the long day to fill?

Is that what youíre thinking? Is that what you see?

Then open your eyes, nurse, youíre not looking at me.

Iíll tell you who I am as I sit here so still,

As I do at your bidding, as I eat at your will.

Iím a small child of ten, with a father and mother,

Brothers and sister who love one another.

A young boy of sixteen with winds on his feet,

Dreaming that soon now a lover heíll meet.

A groom soon at twenty my heart gives a leap,

Remembering, the vows that I promised to keep.

At twenty-five now I have young of my own,

Who need me to guide and secure happy home.

A man of thirty my young now grown fast,

Bound to each other with ties that should last.

At forty, my young sons have grown and are gone,

By my womanís beside me to see I donít mourn.

At fifty, once more, Babies play Ďround my knee,

Again, we know children my loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me, my wife is now dead,

Look at the future I shudder with dread.

For my young are all rearing young of their own,

And I think of the years and the love that Iíve known.

Iím now an old man and nature is cruel,

ďTis jest to make old age look like a fool.

The body, it crumbles: grace and vigor, depart.

There is now a stone where I once had a heart.

But inside this old carcass a young guy still dwells,

And now and again my battered heart swells

I remember the joys I remember the pain,

And Iím loving and living life over again!

I think of the years all too few gone too fast,

And accept the stark fact that nothing can last.

So open your eyes, people open and see,

Not a crabby old man.Look closer, see ME!

 

††††††††††† Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within.We will all, one bay, be there too!

PLEASE SHARE THIS POEM

††††††††††† The best and most beautiful things of this world canít be seen or touched.They must be felt by the heart.God Bless.

††††††††††† This poem was contributed by Most Worshipful Brother, Robert V. Pinkston, Secretary Emeritus [Ed.]



Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Brothers, Happy Birthday to you!

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