Half Moon Lodge #28 75th Anniversary OA Flap – F3

A rare flap from Half Moon Lodge #28 recently changed hands on eBay. Prior to this auction, while it had been listed in the Blue Book, I had never seen one, nor had it been listed on OA Images.

This one was issued for the Executive Board at the time. It differed from the standard flap from Half Moon Lodge celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the OA; the ‘standard’ 75th anniversary, this one had a black border.

Unfortunately, I was not the winner, so I’m still looking for one myself.


Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Samuel Butler
English composer, novelist, & satiric author (1835 – 1902)

Paul Revere’s Ride

This Day in History – Paul Revere rode from Charlestown to Lexington to warn Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops during the American Revolution. His ride was made famous in the Longfellow poem.

Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.

Not quite historically accurate, but the rest after the jump.