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Six humans trapped by happenstance,
in dark and bitter cold.
Each possessed a stick of wood,
or so the stories told.
Their dying fire in need of logs,
but the first one held hers back.
For of the faces around the fire,
she noticed one was black.
The next man looking cross the way,
Saw one not of his church.
And could not bring himself to give,
the fire his stick of birch.
The third one sat in tattered clothes,
he gave his coat a hitch.
Why should his log be put to use,
to warm the idle rich?
The rich man just sat back and thought
of the wealth he had in store,
And keeping all that he had earned,
from the lazy, shiftless poor.
The black man’s face bespoke revenge,
as the fire passed from his sight.
For he saw in his stick of wood,
a chance to spite the white.
And the last man of this forlorn group
did naught except for gain.
Giving just to those who gave,
was how he played the game.
Their sticks held tight in death’s stilled hands,
was proof enough of sin.
They did not die from cold without,
they died from cold within.
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Forest Lodge No. 130, F & A.M.
Nov 1st — 7:00 PM Stated Communication. Election of Officers
Nov 19th — 7:00 PM Stated Communication.
Mosinee Lodge No. 318, F & A.M.
Nov 6th — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting. Practice receiving the Grand Master.
Oct 16th — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting. Grand Master Beetcher visitation.
Virginia Falls Lodge No. 226, F & A.M.
Nov 11th — 7:00 PM Stated Communication (Business)
Nov 25th — 7:00 PM Stated Communication
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club meets every Friday for a noon luncheon at the Wausau Elks Club.
Wausau York Rite
Nov 13th — 7:00 PM. Stated Commandery.
Nov 18th — 7:00 PM. Stated Meeting, Chapter and Council.
Scottish Rite Club
Meets for breakfast at 7:00 AM 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays at Perkins.
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Auxiliary
On Friday, November 14, 2014 the Wisconsin Valley Shriners Auxiliary will meet for a meeting at The Palms Supper Club. The meeting will start at 11 a.m. with lunch shortly after. The program for November will be presented by Sally Scinto-Reinertson. Sally will give a talk about her job counseling and working with female inmates at the County Jail.