Area 2-E 1965 Conclave

conclave The 1965 Area 2-E Conclave was hosted by Chautauqua Lodge #165 and held at Camp Merz. 1965 was also the 50th Anniversary of the OA, and that is evident on both the patch and the neckerchief issued for the event.

First up is the pocket patch:

Area 2-E 1965 Arrowhead

Area 2-E 1965 Arrowhead

and a neckerchief;



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Soldier’s Angel Project Valour – IT

Bumped again to give it some additional visibility.

I don’t do pledge drives, but here is a charity and project I believe is well worth supporting and one I have personally supported for a number of years.

If you don’t see the graphic, you can find out  more here.

Here’s a bit about the purpose of the project.

More About Valour-IT
  • Personal GPS – Handheld GPS devices build self-confidence and independence by compensating for short-term memory loss and organizational challenges related to severe TBI and severe PTSD.

  • Project Valour-IT helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries.  Items supplied include:


  • Voice-controlled Laptops – Operated by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, they allow the wounded to maintain connections with the rest of the world during recovery.

  • Wii Video Game Systems – Whole-body game systems increase motivation and speed recovery when used under the guidance of physical therapists in therapy sessions (donated only to medical facilities).
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    “But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” –John Adams


    eBay Auction Listings – What’s the Count?

    Ebay LogoLast week, I posted on the eBay Save 50% on Auction-style Insertion Fees ‘Sale’. So how’s it doing?

    When I posted the initial notice on Saturday, there were not quite 9300 auctions running.

    On the morning of Monday Nov. 9, 2009 when I checked, there were 8762.

    How may are running now?  You can use this link to check.


    If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you’ll be going, ‘you know, we’re alright. We are dang near royalty.’
    Jeff Foxworthy