In the Spirit of Liberty, Truth, Justice and Equality


A Picture and 1000 Words

“to make human life more desirable by lessening the ills, and by promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope”

Pencil drawing by Wendy Harty “The Eagle” 2022

The Fraternal Order of Eagles was founded in 1898. The above title and quote was what they believed in. Six theater owners sat on a pile of lumber. They were competitors who had come together to discuss a strike by musicians. These six “decided to bury the hatchet” and formed an organization dubbed “The Order of Good Things”. Meeting on theater’s stages, after taking care of business they rolled out a keg of beer and had social time. Their membership grew, they adopted the bald eagle as an emblem and changed the name to “The Fraternal Order of Eagles”. The group secured a charter, formed a Grand Aerie, and had a constitution and by-laws. (An aerie in nature is the lofty nest of any…

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A Fascinating Book

I just finished reading The Bolter by Frances Osborne. This book was about Idina Sackville. To quote the blurb on the front cover – “Idina Sackville – the woman who scandalized 1920s society and became White Mischief’s infamous seductress. Of course it was about Kenya and I love reading anything about Kenya – but particularly about Kenya in the early days of white/colonial settlement. It was only when I got to the end of the book that I realized that the author was writing about her own relation and that her research was extremely thorough. Wow!

African wildlife