Dear Nobles & Ladies:
Happy “Dog Days” to all, the Gulf Coast has definitely lived up to its reputation for continuous days without it not raining. I believe mother earth is rewarded by the good lord with rain for the bounty in which she provides us. And oh, how the good lord has blessed us all, to have so many great friends whom we call our brother s and sis-ters. To be able to worship and believe as we please. To assemble in organizations such as our great philanthropy. To choose to help or not help those who cannot help themselves. Sometimes I complain to myself about the aches and pains I experience every day, due mostly to aging. Then I remember the patients in our hospitals and the trials, troubles and difficulties they are going through. And you know, all of a sudden my life isn’t all that bad, I really have nothing to complain about. I encourage each of you to check out some of the videos that our Imperial Shrine has put together. Shriners can view them at the shriners village on the Shriner International website. These videos are truly inspirational and also hard to watch and keep a dry eye. The testimonials from so many patients and parents reminds us of what it is we actually do. I don’t know about you, but when I am wearing my fez, I am the proudest man on earth!!
May God Bless Each & Everyone of You, My Beloved Brethren