Thursday, February 19, 2015

Oliver Lodge

It was a cold but busy day for us here in Seward, NE today. There were a few snow flurries in the air but no accumulation. We don’t count it as a “snow” unless there is enough on the ground to be able to track a rabbit. I participated in a Masonic Lodge Meeting this evening where WB Harry Hoffman was recognized with a 60 year Pin and Certificate. Harry and I have been friends for many years. He was raised in Bee and lived next door to my Grandparents, graduated from Seward High School and served in the Military during WW II. He had a lengthy career as a Rural Mail Carrier with USPS and has had many enjoyable years of retirement. He stays active, playing cards, enjoyed many years of golfing, gardening and takes pride in his yard. It includes a wood carving of a squirrel some 5 feet high that was cut from the stump of a Spruce tree destroyed by a wind storm. His son and family live here in Seward, but the 3 daughters and their families are in Denver, Dallas and DesMoines. He had the squirrel carved as a surprise for the family when they all came back to visit over the 4th of July a few years ago.

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