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Judy Spitzenberger
03:22 PM Cen (US)
For sale: Two plots at Brookside Memorial Park Cemetery, Houston
Spaces #1-2 lot 232 section Masters Lawn. This section is for Masons
Please contact Judy at 979-540-8265 if you would like more information.
Wess Holmes
03:45 PM Cen (US)
well seems like every February i spend time in King wood hospital with pneumonia spent Thurs till Sunday thanks to all the calls and well wishes from all the brothers am at home on strong antibiotics have follow ups scheduled will post any updates thanks again.
Jerry Iserhardt
12:29 AM Cen (US)
October 2-3, 2015 (Friday & Saturday) Special Open Meetings, 10:00AM - 2:00PM will be Sam B Crawfords Annual Fish Fry / Garage sale. This is our Main Annual fundraiser dedicated to raising funds for operational costs of the lodge.

Last year member participation during the actual event was somewhat lacking, these events do not just put themselves on! Please come and support your lodge! Your help is needed and wanted and will be deeply apreciated.

Tickets are $12.00 a plate or $100.00 for 10 plates. Bring your friends and Family!!
Jerry Iserhardt
12:19 AM Cen (US)
September 29, 2015 (Tuesday) Open Informal Gathering, 5:30PM - 7:30PM we will have our 1st 5th Tuesday of the month "Family Night". The Idea is just to have some fun! Dinner will be a “Pot Luck” dinner (bring enough to feed your group); We plan to play cards, dominoes maybe board games or whatever some one comes up with. For those who would like to watch a movie we will set up the big screen and pop some popcorn. Bring your friends and Family!!
Jerry Iserhardt
12:19 AM Cen (US)
September 18 , 2015 (Friday) We will conduct a Masonic Memorial for Brother Vernon Terry who passed away on August 24th. The service will be at Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble beginning at 11:00 AM with brother Joe Melton serving as Funeral Master.
Brothers will be meeting at the lodge to carpool and will leave for Humble at 10:00 AM Sharp.
F B lewandowski
09:48 PM Cen (US)
   Read your E-mail my plann's are to at Sam B. at 10;00 A,M.,AS IT WAS ANNOUNCED AT Sam B. to night. God Bless. I remain SKI AT SAM B. < replied-to message removed by QT >
Jerry Iserhardt
09:22 AM Cen (US)
September 18 , 2015 (Friday) We will conduct a Masonic Memorial for Brother Vernon Terry who passed away on August 24th. The service will be at Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble beginning at 11:00 AM with brother Joe Melton serving as Funeral Master.
F B lewandowski
12:36 PM Cen (US)
Good Morning Jerry
   Read your E-mail, ref. Brother Walter, so well done. God Bless. I remain Ski < replied-to message removed by QT >
Jerry Iserhardt
11:21 AM Cen (US)
Brothers and Sisters,

Brother Walter Bartlet was admitted to Kingwood Hospital last night with blood pressure concerns, he is in room 301. Please keep him and Paulette in your prayers and visit them if possible.
F B lewandowski
08:25 PM Cen (US)
Hello Brother Jerry
  Home from the Hospital reading my E-mail ,doing better hopefull I be able to make Lodge Tuesday., Happy New Year to you and your's. --

Fraternally and Sincerely,
Ski Lewandowski
Jerry Iserhardt
11:47 AM Cen (US)
January 1, 2015 (Thursday) Fantastic Teeth Assembly Meeting, 4:00PM - 5:30PM No Dinner.
We will be Putting together the Fantastic Teeth Kits at 4:00PM, Should only take about one hour.


Jerry Iserhardt
07:04 PM Cen (US)

There will be a courtesy Masonic funeral for Earl Richardson of Northshore Lodge 1353 at 2:00PM Thursday 12/18/2014 at Rosewood Funeral Home (New Caney), we will meet at the Lodge at 1:15PM and travel to rosewood together.
Edited 12-18-2014 12:43 PM
Jerry Iserhardt
09:49 AM Cen (US)
Brothers and Sisters,

Walter Bartlet and Mearl Scott have both been admitted to Kingwood Hospital, they are both in good spirits and Welcome visitors. Brother Walter is in room 513 and Sister Mearl is in room 3313.
Troy Wootton Sr.
02:04 PM Cen (US)
Just a reminder that the New Caney High school JROTC will be having a Vetrans Day Celebration at 0830 on 11Nov2014 in the front circle of the high school.

Also, the Porter High School JROTC will be hosting a Vetrans Day Celebration at Porter High in the front of the school at 1030 on 11Nov2014

All Vetrans are encouraged to attend.
Edited 11-10-2014 02:04 PM
Sam B CrawfordPerson was signed in when posted
10:42 AM Cen (US)
Originally submitted by Ski Lewandowski

Van T. Barfoot died

Remember the guy who wouldn't take
the flag pole down on his Virginia
property a while back?

You might remember the news story several
months ago about a crotchety old man in
Virginia who defied his local Homeowners
Association, and refused to take down the
flag pole on his property along with the large
American flag he flew on it.

Now we learn who that old man was.

On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in
Edinburg, Texas . That probably didn't make
news back then.

But twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944,
near Carano , Italy , that same Van T. Barfoot,
who had in 1940 enlisted in the U.S. Army, set
out alone to flank German machine gun
positions from which gunfire was raining
down on his fellow soldiers.

His advance took him through a minefield but
having done so, he proceeded to single-handedly
take out three enemy machine gun positions,
returning with 17 prisoners of war.

And if that weren't enough for a day's work, he later
took on and destroyed three German tanks
sent to retake the machine gun positions.

That probably didn't make much news either,
given the scope of the war, but it did earn
Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a Colonel after
also serving in Korea and Vietnam , a well
deserved Congressional¬ Medal of Honor.

What did make news...Was his Neighborhood
Association's quibble with how the 90-year-old
veteran chose to fly the American flag outside
his suburban Virginia home. Seems the HOA rules
said it was OK to fly a flag on a house-mounted
bracket, but, for decorum, items such as
Barfoot's 21-foot flagpole were "unsuitable".

Van Barfoot had been denied a permit for
the pole, but erected it anyway and was facing
court action unless he agreed to take it down.

Then the HOA story made national TV,
and the Neighborhood Association rethought
its position and agreed to indulge this
aging hero who dwelt among them.

"In the time I have left", he said to the
Associated Press, "I plan to continue
to fly the American flag without interference."

As well he should.

And if any of his neighbors had taken a notion to
contest him further, they might have done well to
read his Medal of Honor citation first. Seems it
indicates Mr. Van Barfoot wasn't particularly
good at backing down.

Van T. Barfoot's Medal of Honor citation:

This 1944 Medal of Honor citation, listed with the
National Medal of Honor Society,
is for Second Lieutenant Van T. Barfoot,
157th Infantry, 45th Infantry:

Edited 08-02-2014 10:44 AM
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