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Friday, October 29, 2010

More Prayers needed!

From last night:

Well today has been a hard day. Anne suffered a major stroke this morning about 6 AM. It has left her right side paralyzed. She is very unresponsive. She does squeeze her daughter's, Anne, hand when asked most of the time. Both of her daughters are here now. They are disappointed that they will not be able to take her back to Omak so she could be there when the time comes. It is just a waiting game at this point.

Both Joy and Babe stopped by this afternoon. Tonight Jodie Desrosier and Carol Gaston were down to spend the evening. I spent the morning then went back after lunch to try to relieve Anne, the daughter. I went back this evening to see if they needed anything.

I will stop by in the morning. I will be going to Bellevue tomorrow as we are responding for Lara Peterson. Anne, the daughter, will call me if there is a change. If I am not at my computer, I will give Don Beck a call and he can get any news out to the group.

Tonight we need prayers for peace for Anne. She is ready to go. She wants to go.

Chocolate Hugs & Kisses,
Diane Osborne, PGM

Thursday, October 28, 2010

2010 - Oct 27 - OV Century

About 50 members ventured to Issaguah for the official visit of WGM Linda with WGP Dick to Century Chapter.

WM Mary Harper and WP Ron Hayes did a great job of leading their officers through the meeting.
Sister Florence Harper was named Special Angel of Century Chapter.

The officers, members and visitors all had a wonderful time.
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2010 - Oct 26 - OV Doric

About 60 members gathered in Fremont for the official visit of WGM Linda to Doric Chapter.  Five members from Oregon's Friendship Rose Chapter traveled north in costumes to help celebrate the season.

The officer's of Doric, lead by WM Linda Hayes and WP Don McAmmond, did a great job of opening and introductions and conducting their business.

The Grand Officers were happy to be there for a night of fun.

Sue Putnam was named Doric's Special Angel.

It was a wonderful evening, enjoyed by all.
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2010 - Oct 19 - OV Vineland & Hope

Thanks to Rodger Collins for the pictures from the OV at Vineland and Hope Chapters.

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2010 - Oct 21 - GR HN Bonnie Hill, Adelphi

Thanks to Rodger Collins for the pictures from Bonnie Hill's Grand Representative Honor Night.

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Prayers needed for PGM Anne Hendrex

I did not stop by the hospital tonight when I got back from Olympia. I did just get a phone call from Jodee Desrosier this evening. She spent the day with Anne Hendrex. So with a heavy heart I must tell you that Anne has taken a turn for the worst. She is on oxygen and morphine to keep her comfortable. She really wants to go home, so her daughters are making arrangements to get her home on Friday. Then they will just take one day at a time.
Please say a prayer for her. Thanks.

I will let you know how my last visit goes tomorrow. We will surely miss her spunkiness around North Central WA.

Chocolate Hugs & Kisses,
Diane Osborne

Monday, October 25, 2010

2010 - Oct 23 - Reception for Grand Ruth Anita Borst

The Presbyterian Church in Wilbur was packed with members and friends who came to honor Grand Ruth Anita Borst.  WM Florence Fitzsimmons and WP Phil Krause of Evening Star Chapter welcomed everyone and the members of the Chapter were obviously proud of their honored member.
The Grand Officers were pleased to help celebrate with Anita and Phil and the members of Evening Star.
Anita and Phil's family were well represented and their grandaughter Jessica did a fantastic job of entertaining everyone. 
It was a wonderful afternoon and the weather was perfect.

2010 - Oct 22 - OV Oasis and Astral

 Over 85 members had a great time at the official visit of WGM Linda to Oasis and Astral Chapters.

WM Janelle Hearn and WP Pete Peterson and their officers did a great job of opening Chapter and introductions.  Then WM Marjorie Freeman and WP Don Freeman of Astral lead their officers through the Golden Chain. 
For entertainment, an man angel (who looked suspiciously like PGM Diane Osborne) and another "man" (who looked like Tina Demory) did a skit for us.
 Everyone had a good time and enjoyed seeing all friends from around the area and state.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Prayers needed for Past Grands

I received the following from Mary Callen and Jean Kessler. Prayers to all during these troubled times for them.
Well, more bad news. Chuck is back in the hospital with complications and pneumonia. He was very bad last night, so I stayed right there all night. He was a little better this morning, but is to stay again today, and time will tell from there. All we can do now is pray for him. He's sure going through a lot of pain.
Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.
Love Mary
And from Jean Kessler

Hi All, I'm up extra early today as I'm on my way to the hospital to see Ken. He was admitted to the ER Monday AM. It seems to be the Congestive Heart issue again -- the HEAVY raspy breathing and irregular heartbeat. He was doing a bit better yesterday so we hope with all these antibiotics and tests he'll soon be on the mend and I can bring him home.

Thanks for keeping us all up to date on all the other PGs who are having such a poor health these days. Since we no longer get out to social functions, we miss out on all the news. Then as long as the computer is working properly we get some information.
Hope Carmen's surgery goes well. I can attest that the exercises are really FUN (oh, yeah) but worthwhile.

That’s it for now.
Don Beck

Past Grands in need of some prayers

Thanks to Don Beck for this information

I received some new updates as follows and many thanks for your inputs.

Mary Callen sent me the following on Chuck on Monday, 18th :
Here is an update on Chuck. He doesn't seem to be doing so well, extremely weak, but they tell us it just takes a very long time with this kind of surgery. (Of course, he is impatient.) I'm not going to our OV tonight, as I am chapter Esther, but WGM Linda said all will understand and told me I don't need to take any bug home anyway. We feel so bad missing all of the Receptions & OV's but next year will be better.

Thanks for all of the updates on Anne & Tom.
Mary & Chuck

I received the following on Anne Hendrex from Diane Osborne yesterday. Thanks Diane for this follow-up:
I stopped in to see Anne this morning. She is not doing so well. She feels awful. She has apparently got some bleeding going on in her bowels. It has made her weak. She is also low on protein. They brought in a protein shake while I was there. She took a few bites. She says she is not eating very well as nothing tastes like food.
The Mersa, or infection, seems to be regressing quite well. There is apparently nothing new that is growing. Her knee also feels good. However, her feet are so swollen. She is supposed to be walking, but she only goes a little way and then back to bed. She just doesn't have the energy.

She did want me to tell everyone thank you for the cards, prayers, visits, and phone calls. She has surely appreciated them. She still needs some cheering up so please keep those cards etc. coming.

Her daughters are continuing to take turns to stay with her. Today, Anne, was up in Omak to get her mail and check on her house.

Chocolate Hugs & Kisses,
Diane O
And great news from Donna Craig on Tom Schenewerk as follows, yesterday 19th:

Just got a call from Tom and he is going home!!!! He is looking forward to his own chair.
Marcia talked to Elaine Nelson that Florence Morris' daughter-in-law Linda picked her up and took her to see Florence. They all had lunch at St. Vincent’s and Florence was up and dressed and walked to lunch. (I suspect Florence used her walker.) They talked about old times together, but Florence would listen more than talk. I will try and get up there soon and let you know how she is doing too. I’m sure she enjoys your cards.

Don Beck, PGP

2010 - Oct 16 Reception for Alice Hughes, Gr. Warder

The members of Spokane Chapter  were happy to honor their own Alice Hughes, Grand Warder at a reception on  Saturday, October 16th at the Community of Christ Church in Spokane Valley.

The Grand Family was proud to be there to honor Alice.

All the escorts were happy to finally get their picture taken.

The Past Grand Matrons had a great time greating everyone.

It was a wonderful afternoon.
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2010 - Oct 15 - IE Dinner

The Ballroom of the Downtown Masonic Center in Spokane was filled with friendship and fun as the Inland Empire celebrated the WGM and WGP with a delicious dinner.  Everyone was dressed in their finest attire.

Past Grand Matron Yvonne Wilbur of Idaho did her usual fantastic job of entertaining us on the piano.  When you hear her you always keep looking around to see who else is playing too because its hard to believe one person could produce such incredible music.

It was a wonderful evening and everyone had a great time.
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2010 - Oct 14 OV Adelphi, Spokane and Ivanhoe

(Unofficial count) 95 members had a great time in Spokane as Adelphi, Spokane and Ivanhoe Chapters welcomed WGM Linda with WGP Dick for the official visit.

WM PT Bonnie Hill and WP Anders Scott of Adelphi and their officers did a beautiful job of opening the Chapter and introductions.   Then WM Joan Kershner and WP Dale Cooper of Spokane Chapter and their officers did an impressive Golden Chain.  WM Evelyn Burris and WP James Delano of Ivanhoe and their officers closed out the evening in great fashion

Everyone had a wonderful time and we all enjoyed delicious snacks after the meeting.

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2010 - Oct 13 DI HN Sue Boothe and Allen Smith

Richland Masonic Center was packed with members honoring Sparkler Deputy Instructors Susan Boothe of Beulah Chapter and Allen Smith of Richland Chapter.

Because it was so close to halloween, a silly witch (who looked suspiciously like Diane Smith) flew too low over Hanford and burst into the Chapter room to properly decorate our two honored members.

It was a wonderful evening and everyone had a great time.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2010 - Oct 9 - Reception for Helen Collins, Grand Martha

The Masonic Center in Marysville was packed for the reception of Afton Chapter's Grand Martha Helen Collins - shown here with her hubby Rodger.

Their 3 sons, daughters in law, and grandchildren were all on hand to help celebrate.

Afton Chapter's members were very pleased to support their honored member.

The Grand Officers had a great time and Grand Electa Ann Taylor did a wonderful job as the mystery speaker.

It was a wonderful afternoon, filled with fun, friendship, and laughter.
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2010 - Oct 8 - OV - Nesika and Tyee

(Unofficial count) 73 members had a great time celebrating the official visit of WGM Linda with WGP Dick in Renton at Nesika and Tyee Chapters.

WM Barbara Moore and WP Richard Moore and their officers of Nesika did an excellent job of opening, introductions and moving through the Chapter business.   Then WM Bonnie Stuart and WP John Livie of Tyee took over and lead their officers through a wonderful Golden Chain.

The Grand Officers were very happy to be there.

The Chapter members and officers were very supportive.

WGM Linda honored sisters Dorothy Livie of Tyee and Kim Kent of Nesika as her Special Angels.

It was a great evening and everyone had a good time.

Special thanks to Rodger Collins for the pictures.
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