From the East
Well, here we are June 2020. Are we going to open or stay closed? Who knows? Let us keep our fingers crossed. If you stop and think about this situation it is scary. We stay at home and folks are passing away; we open the economy and folks are going to pass away. Not a particularly good outcome either way. We must stay positive. Too much thought on this conundrum and you’ll go crazy. So, what to do? Wear your mask while shopping and when around other people and wear your gloves when out touching shopping carts, store entrance door handles and credit card machines. (Lynn and I went to a produce stand in Dixon and they even sprayed my credit card with disinfectant!)
You will notice we have a tentative schedule for June. This is tentative. It all depends on the Grand Master, when he thinks it is safe for us to meet again. We do not know what parameters will be, but there will be some changes, I am sure. We must protect those who are vulnerable in out lodge.
I do hope this “stay at home” order ends soon; my “honey doo” list is getting shorter. We are now down to alphabetizing our recipe book and arranging our photo albums by date. My closet is clean and neat, and I can now find whatever I look for. My sock drawer is arranged by color and I’ve found I have an abundance of old shaving soap with applicator brushes. I have finally located my team rosters, score cards and team motivational notes from when I was managing Little League. How many times can you reorganize your Masonic pins? This just cannot go on much longer.
I hope this Trestleboard finds you and your family well and safe.
Tom Tompkins, Master
From the West
Julius Cadorna, Senior Warden
From the South
Robert Henning, Junior Warden
From the Hallboard
These are different times; I am sure this difficult period in our lives will be etched in our collective memories forever. Please remember, this situation is not permanent. Be patient when you are feeling alone, reach out and call a Brother, or call me. We will get through this together.
Tom Tompkins, PM Hall Board President