Owatonnan July 2021

Published by Owatonna Lodge # 62

Knights of Pythias

Established October 17, 1873

Sir Stan Wolski, GT


Visit us at www.owatonna62.org`

Chancellor Commander's Chat

Hello Brothers!

Moving right along, mask free. CDC has changed its recommendation., no facemask if you're fully vaccinated. Local restrictions are still in place until rescinded by the authorities, however. Businesses are also free to set their own requirements.

Anyway, we are just a couple months away from the Lodge Picnic on Sunday, August 22nd, of which I will unfortunately not be able to attend. Hopefully Mom's feeling up to it, we'll see. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, check the Owatonnan for where your last name falls as to whether to bring a dessert or side dish. Of course, you're free to bring whatever else tickles your fancy as well.

With these restrictions lifted, I'm hoping it won't be long before restaurants will let groups back in. It's been far too long since we had a nice Lodge Dinner and with Summer upon us, it sure would be nice to find an outdoor patio type to accommodate us. Just tell'em we're big tippers...

Not much has been said about the Dinner Dance but that's still trending upward for November.

And how about those Indians, eh Ron? Exceeding my expectations anyways, not sure how you thought they'd do.

September 13th is still our target date to resume in-person meetings.

Keep our sick and healing family in your thoughts and prayers.

Until Sept, I'll see you on Zoom.



Dues Notice

Mail your $45 check to:

Jon Silvis 19731 Laurel Ave. Rocky River OH 44116. Donations also gratefully accepted. Some 50 year members pay dues just to help the lodge.

COVID 19 News

The COVID 19 Delta variant is causing havoc in around the world among the unvaccinated. The variant is in now in Ohio. The virus will not disappear like a miracle. Do your part, GET VACCINATED!

The following Pythians and/or spouses are known to have died from COVID 19: Brother Jacobs from Seven Mile, OH and Barbara Smith, wife of Marv Smith.

The following have contracted COVID 19 and survived: Sir Sid Wakser, Judy Feinberg, Nelson Siegel, and Scot Orloff.

The following web site will display the State of Ohio's information on the pandemic:


Ohio 1,107,147 total cases 20.091 total deaths.

Nationwide 33.3 million cases 615,054 deaths See COVID Nest Page

COVID Continued

Worldwide 176.8 million cases, 3.8 million deaths

July Birthdays

3 Arlene Malkes

11 Gary Goldner

14 Mona Stovsky

16 Ron Myers

21 Robin Baker

30 William Faren

July Anniversaries

2 (1960) Lou & Dianne Goldstein

5 (1981) Dr, Brian & Dawn Weiss

11 (1965) Stuart & Karen Trager

23 (1966) Hugh & Donna Summers

30 (1978) Ed & Marcia Blecher

31 (1971) Michael & Barbara Spallone

Embarrassing Medical Exams

Submitted by Jon Silvis

1. A man comes into the ER and yells . . .'My wife's going to have her baby in the cab.'

I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady's dress and began to take off her underwear.

Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs - - - and I was in the wrong one!

Submitted by Dr. Mark MacDonald, San Francisco

2. At the beginning of my shift I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient's anterior chest wall. 'Big breaths,’ I instructed.

'Yes, they used to be,’ Replied the patient.

Submitted by Dr. Richard Byrnes, Seattle, WA

3. One day I had to be the bearer of bad news when I told a wife that her husband had died of a massive myocardial infarct.

Not more than five minutes later, I heard her reporting to the rest of the family that he had died of a 'massive internal fart.' Submitted by Dr. Steinberg

4. I was performing rounds at the hospital one morning and while checking up on a man I

asked . . .' So how's your breakfast this morning?'

'It's very good except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can't seem to get used to the taste,' Bob replied.

I then asked to see the jelly and Bob produced a foil packet labeled 'KY Jelly.'

Submitted by Dr. Leonard Kransdorf, Detroit

5. A woman and a baby were in the doctor's examining room, waiting for the doctor to come in for the baby's first exam.

The doctor arrived, and examined the baby, checked his weight, and being a little concerned, asked if the baby was breast-fed or bottle-fed.

'Breast-fed,' she replied.

'Well, strip down to your waist,' the doctor ordered.

She did. He pinched her nipples, pressed, kneaded, and rubbed both breasts for a while in a very professional and detailed examination.

Motioning to her to get dressed, the doctor said, 'No wonder this baby is underweight. You don't have any milk.'

'I know,' she said, 'I'm his Grandma, but I'm glad I came.'

Owatonna Meetings Notice

Owatonna will start in person meeting on September 13, 2021. We have reviewed our policy on COVID 19, and decided by vote, you must be vaccinated to attend meetings and social events, but the requirement to show your CDC Card has been rescinded.

Owatonna Lodge Zoom Meetings

An Unqualified Success

By Sir Stan Wolski

Owatonna Lodge #62 has been holding virtual meetings for months over Zoom. Zoom can span all platforms with PC, smart phone (iPhone or Android). or any tablet. You can even join us over a land line, audio portion only.

For those of you with a computer, smart phone, or tablet with access to the internet, it's quite simple. Merely click on the link in the emailed invitation and follow the screen prompts.

If Zoom is not already on your computer, it will be downloaded and you can join the meeting. If you have a camera on your computer, your picture will appear on the screen along with everyone else.

Zoom Meetings Continued

On land lines, dialing the Chicago phone number listed on the invite and key in the Meeting ID and Passcode when prompted. Please Note:

It's really good to see our brothers in real time even though it's virtual. Some meetings have 20 of us attending and enjoying our usual camaraderie.

Please join us any Monday at 8:00PM. Contact me with questions or technical assistance.

2021 Grand Lodge Picnic (North)

Sponsored by Owatonna Lodge # 62

August 22, 2021

West Woods Park

9461 Kinsman Road, Russell OH 44072

Turkey Ridge Pavilion (New)

Right Hand Side of Parking Lot

Free to all Pythians and family members

Please bring a dish to share

Last name

A to I – Dessert

J to R - Side Dish

S to Z - Salad

Out of towners need not bring a dish

We will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, baked potatoes, and beverages

Open at Noon

Serving from 1:00 to 3:00

RSVP to Ron Stovsky 440-449-5582

By August 10, 2021

Viruses Are Not Alive

Submitted By Stan Wolski

Viruses are not really alive, many biologists say They are simply proteins and genetic material that must find a host to survive and replicate. When the virus can not find a single host, it simply dies, never to be seen again.

Obviously, our goal must be to help that happen as soon as possible. I implore everyone to get vaccinated so the world can rid itself of this deadly killer. 3,8 million have died from COVID 19.

A new variation of COVID 19 has reached America and currently represents 10% of all new cases.

This Delta Variant is more infectious and serious than prior adaptations of the virus. At this time our vaccines are very effective against all variants. But the longer we delay getting protected from COVID 19, the more likely the virus will mutate into even deadlier versions, perhaps even one for which we have no effective vaccine.

Let's be clear, no one, I repeat, no one has a right to spew forth a deadly virus for others to breathe in.

If you live in a society, you have a responsibility to keep yourself and others safe. Some young people, particularly young men, think they are immortal,i.e, nothing bad can happen to them. Actually the part of the brain that assesses danger is not fully developed until age 25, That's why young men make such good soldiers.

Of 12 our grandchildren, 3 fine young men have been not vaccinated as yet. I say to all young people who feel nothing bad will happen to them, you may be right but why take the chance, and what about vulnerable people you might carry the virus to?

Do your part, get vaccinated.

One Liners

My first experience with culture shock? Probably when I peed on an electric fence.

When your only tool is a hammer, all problems start looking like nails. (So true)

The person who invented autocorrect should burn in hello.

I am originally from Indiana. I know what most of you are thinking: Indiana – mafia.

Hedgehogs, eh? Why can’t they just share the hedge?

A pig stands in front of an electric socket: “Oh no, who put you into that wall?!”

I’ve just written a song about tortillas; actually, it’s more of a rap.

Sir Stan Wolski Editor

2511 Eaton Road

Cleveland, OH 44118

Owatonna Calendar 2021

Aug 22...........Picnic

Sep 2-4..........Grand Lodge Convention

Sep 13...........First In Person Meeting

Nov 20 ……. Dinner dance

Owatonna Calendar 2021

Aug 22...........Picnic

Sep 2-4..........Grand Lodge Convention

Sep 13...........First In Person Meeting

Nov 20 ……. Dinner dance

Owatonna Calendar 2020

All Events Canceled