|Carl D. Lewis (seated) with Masonic Brothers (left to right) Carl W. Lewis (son), WM Darin Lahners, Stephen Hooper, James Peplow, Dale Katterhenry, Greg Knott, and George Mason. Photo by Todd E. Creason|
A few months ago, time began to take a toll on Carl. After a fall, it was necessary for him to take up residence in a local nursing home. It was with great sadness to both of his Lodges that Carl probably wouldn't be able to attend very many of our meetings and events anymore due to his health. And our meetings just aren't the same without him.
So in October, Homer's Worshipful Master Darin Lahners proposed we to do something about it. If Carl couldn't come to our meeting, we'd take our meeting to him. And that's just what we did. The Grand Master of Illinois granted Homer Lodge dispensation to hold their meeting at the nursing home.
Carl didn't know we were coming until a few minutes before his son wheeled him into the nursing home conference room where we were all assembled. The look on his face when he saw his lodge Brothers made all the effort to move our meeting worth it.
|There's never anybody around to take a picture when you need one.|
~Todd E. Creason, 33°