RE: [sof] England only: Smoking ban and

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To: ALL, From: "RICHARD L. WATSON" Time: Monday, 8-13-7, 5:49
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A bit off topic but..
With all their oil and cattle up there, the folks in Alberta could be
considered Texans with a health care plan.
And don't forget that if you iron the "wrinkles" out of Montana, it would be
a big as Texas. :)
Richard Watson
Kenton Lodge No 145 AF&AM
Portland, OR
-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jack Wise
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2007 7:15 AM
Subject: Re: [sof] England only: Smoking ban and masonic attendance
Mudge wrote:
> On 08/10/2007 00:31:37 Jack Wise wrote:
>>Mudge wrote:
>>>Quite so - I was initiated in 1956 and have never experienced anyone, at
>>>any time, smoking during a meeting.  In the anteroom or ast the festive
>>>board - yes.  But in the Lodge Room - never !!!!
>>Pardon me for jumping in.  I once visited a rural lodge in Texas that had
>>maintained the original furniture and fixtures from its founding. The
>>seats were composed of a wooden frame with streched rawhide for the seat
>>and backing.  In front of each seat was both an ashtray and spittoon.
> But, m'dear Jack - that's Texas, and Texas is far older (and redder
> neckier) than Alberta, innit ?????
As an adopted and long time Texian, I probably should brag and claim
that we are the biggest, oldest, most-est, etc  of  everything.  However
also being the most modest, I will cede some honors to Alberta, (;>)
Jack Wise
Secretary, Oak Wood Lodge No. 1444, AF & AM, The Woodlands, TX
( ( Lodge E-Mail:  )
PM, Jacques DeMolay Lodge No. 1390,  AF & AM, Houston, TX
( )
TEXAS red wine:  renowned for its smoky-mesquite-bbq & jalapeno
overtones, the perfect foil for a meal of tacos and refried beans...
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