The Warden’s Axe – our 100th post!

There is an old Odd Fellows tradition that has been lost, but we recently decided to bring it back in my lodge.  It is the tradition of the Warden’s Axe.

In many lodges it is customary to collect donations for the needy and distressed on the Warden’s axe, which has painted on the side presented for the donation the expressive Heart in Hand -Grosh’s Manual p.104

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Telling the Story of Odd Fellowship

This year, on Halloween, I had the pleasure of going to a live performance of the Lore Podcast given by its creator, Aaron Mahnke, at the historic Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia. If you’ve not checked out Lore, I strongly encourage you do. During each episode, Mahnke tells a series of strange, historically accurate stories relating to a common theme. His show has over 97 million downloads and was recently made into an Amazon Prime television series.

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Odd Fellows Mural in Corvallis, Oregon

The Corvallis Odd Fellows  just sponsored an Odd Fellows themed mural that was painted by artist Alice J Marshall.  It is part of a larger downtown project called the Corvallis Mural Project  which “seeks to establish a comprehensive network of mural activity and engagement by artists, property owners, and the community.” Creative projects like this are […]

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