Shu Shu Gah Lodge 13th Annual Trade-O-Ree

It’s here, tomorrow morning is the 13th Annual Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Trade-O-Ree.  Once again it is being held in Camp Alpine, Alpine, NJ.  Set up is underway as this is posted.

We have sold out our 40 tables so there is a good chance you can find something you need.

Hope to see many of you there.

Here is a copy of the 2008 TOR flyer. which includes directions.


Ty Ohni Lodge #95 Executive Committee Neckerchiefs – Part 2

In part one of the series, we discussed the Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 N3.  The next neckerchief issued by Ty-Ohni Lodge #95, is their N4.  It is currently described as follows:

N4 – – WHT RED – SSC; wolf’s head encircled by “TY-OHNI LODGE 95 CHAPTER ADVISOR”

Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 N4 Executive Committee

Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 N4 Executive Committee

Based on the previous discussion,  I’ll make the following changes

N4 – – Wht M/C – SSC;Name and WWW Red outlined Blk; Design of N3 Red highlights in tongue; wolf’s head encirlced by Lodge Executive Committe position.

The picture was provided bt Rob Cunningham, he beleives this neckerchief dates from circa 1977.


I base my fashion taste on what doesn’t itch.
Gilda Radner
US actress & comedienne (1946 – 1989)

Table of contents for Ty Ohni EC Neckerchiefs

  1. Ty Ohni Lodge #95 Executive Committee Neckerchiefs – Part 2
  2. Ty Ohni Lodge #95 Executive Committee Neckerchiefs – Part 3
  3. Ty Ohni Lodge #95 Executive Committee Neckerchiefs – Part 4

Most Hated Cliches

A couple of weeks back, I posted a link to the Ten Most Irritating Phrases, here is another list of Hated Cliches from the BBC. Click through to read the rest.

1. “basically”. I even manage to irritate myself by using it, although I do try not to.
2. “To be fair” is the most awful thing anybody can ever say, particularly since it is invariably followed by a biased and utterly unfair comment.
3. My most hated expression has to be “to be honest”. What does it mean? Are you normally dishonest then?
4. It has to be “going forward”, used by business people/politicians, as in: “Going forward, we need to do…X.” Since time is irreversible, it’s totally unnecessary. No one experiences life “going backward”.
5. As far as irritating cliches go, the phrase “the fact of the matter is” must top the list. The fact of the matter is, that it rarely is the actual fact of the matter. It is usually just the speaker’s own opinion.


History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower