Owatonnan November 2018

Published by Owatonna Lodge # 62

Knights of Pythias

Stan Wolski, PGC


Visit us at www.owatonna62.org

Chancellor Commander's Chat

My Brothers,

Well it looks like warm weather has left us try to stay warm Jack Frost is on the way.

Election of line officers is coming up all wishing to run for office please send a letter of intent to Steve Weiss or email him at saweiss6@sbcglobal.net and he will put you on the ballot.

Don't forget dues will be due soon.

For Our Town and All Around books see Michael A. Spallone he will gladly help you with the books

Fraternally yours,.

Hugh Summers


Stan Wolski, PGC

I am still looking for biographies to publish in the Owatonnan. Please submit your story to me in an email to jb4email-2@yahoo.com.

This new feature was suggested in an officer's meeting as a way of getting to know one another better. It does make for interesting reading.

We all have a story to tell so please share yours.

November Birthdays

1 Scot Orloff

2 Donald Baker

11 Lois Faren

11 Dolores Shamis

13 Stan Wolski

14 George Robicsek

23 Chuck Reiner

24 Eddie Passov

27 Elaine Weiss

28 Stan Josselson

November Anniversaries

07 (1964) James & Joanne Voigt

27 (1983) Stan & Chloris Wolski

Etymology and Idioms

In Limbo

Limbo was originally a place rather than a dance - the borders of Hell, no less. That limbo derived from the Latin 'limbus', meaning edge. Medieval Christian belief had it that only those who were baptized into the Christian Church could enter Heaven.

Theologists, especially those of the Roman Catholic persuasion, were much exercised by the fate of those who, while not being sinners to be condemned to Hell, were unbaptized through no fault of their own. In particular, babies who died at birth or those who had died before the time of Christ, would have had no choice but to remain unbaptized.

By the 14th century, the incongruity was avoided via the concept of Limbo, the abode of righteous souls who weren't destined for either Heaven or Hell. Two of the forms of Limbo were Limbo Infantum (Limbo of the Infants) and Limbo Patrum (Limbo of the Adults).

Thus, Limbo was on the border, not in Hell, but not  in Heaven either, and 'in limbo' later came to take on the metaphorical meaning - 'in prison'. Shakespeare used this in Henry VIII, 1613:

One Liners

"Laughing stock: cattle with a sense of humor." ― Steven Wright.

"A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory." ― Steven Wright

One good thing about being wrong is the joy it brings to the others.

Always be sincere, even if you don't mean it.

Be nice to your kids. They'll choose your nursing home.

"Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm." ― Steven Wright

"Never miss a good chance to shut up." ― Will Rogers

I fear my inferiority complex is not as good as yours

On The More Serious Side

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak,but their echoes are truly endless." ― Mother Teresa

"Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much." ― Erich Fromm

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right." ― Henry Ford.

"We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them." ― Kahlil Gibran

A Call to Arms, Article 2 in a Series

By Stan Wolski, Grand Trustee

So we admit our lodge is showing the signs of age.

What should we do about it? Should we sit just by and wait for someone to do something?

Well guess what? You are that someone. What happens next, depends on you. You could sit by and watch the lodge die for lack of membership and energy.

But,I ask you, would you be happy with seeing the lodge go under and knowing you did nothing? I don't think you would.

Each of us can do something. Ask a prospective member to our Open House next year. Ask one to join us at a Lodge Dinner anytime.

We have one of the best lodges in the Grand Domain of Ohio. Let's keep this great organization alive and prospering.

Owatonna Lodge Needs Your Help

Time to Give Back

Aurora Community Theater 2019

Nest scheduled play is:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

April 27, 2019

Light Fast Paced Witty Irreverent

One of the funniest musicals ever written

Adult tickets are still $14.00, children under 16 are $11.00.

You are on your own for dinner but we will have an after play party as usual.

Another play to consider for Jan-Feb is

Driving Miss Daisy

Call Eli if interested.

Please call Eli Mahler at 216-831-0308 for reservations.

Lodge Dinner Harry's Steak House

5664 Brecksville Rd, Cleveland, OH 44131

November 26,. 2018 6:30 PM

RSVP to Sir Sid Wakser

216 382-9999 by November 19

No early seating

Dinner Dance

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Europa Restaurant, at Lander Circle

We have selected our menu entrées to be Lamb Chops, Chilean Sea Bass and Russian Schnitzel (made with either Chicken or Pork).

Of course, we will have appetizers before dinner to be followed later in the evening with a great selection of desserts.

For those who have never been to Europa, you will be in for a treat. Just ask those who have been there

Editor's Note – Great food!

Awards Night and Lodge Dinner

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

5:30 PM

Firehouse Grille

2768 Stark Dr, Willoughby Hills, OH

Order from the Menu


RSVP to Stan Wolski

216 321-9138 by December 5th


Larry Riga after heart surgery

The Prophet on Friendship

Kahlil Gibran

Your friend is your needs answered.

He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Did You Know??*

The American Cancer Society and Lyft have teamed up to help patients

get to and from cancer-related medical appointments?

Through the American Cancer Society’s ROAD TO RECOVERY program, cancer

patients are eligible to receive free transportation in their area*. To find a ride near

you, contact:

(800) 227-2345


Transportation must be set up by patient four days in advance of their appointment


*Service by Lyft or volunteer drivers may not be available in all areas of the United States.

Interested in becoming a volunteer driver? Contact the American Cancer Society at

(800) 227-2345 or www.cancer.org

Road to Recovery Program

* Reprinted from the Supreme Lodge Newsletter

Owatonna Calendar 2018

Nov 19..........First Nominations

Nov 26..........Lodge Dinner – No Meeting

Dec 3 ….......PC Dinner, 2nd Nomination, and Election of Officers

Dec 11 …......Awards Night and Lodge Dinner

Owatonna Calendar 2019

Jan 7.............Installation of Officers

Apr 27............Theater Party, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

May 4............Dinner Dance