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Volume Volume I ● Issue VIII December 2008
DENVER CONSISTORY NEWS STAFF Claud E. Dutro, 33° Bulletin Advisory John A. Moreno, 32° KCCH, Staff Photographer Charles Roessler, 32° KCCH, Staff Photographer D. J. Cox, 32° KCCH, Editor Robert Omer, 32°, Webmaster [email protected]
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Table of Contents Page(s)
Feature Article(s) ●
Missing Man Table and Honors Ceremony
Meet Your New Secretary
A Soldier Has Fallen, His Legacy Continues
A Round the Table
Knights of St. Andrew
Scottish Rite Foundation • Did You Know? – Cerebral Palsy of Colorado has a Unique Relationship with Scottish Rite and the Shrine
Suddenly Senior's 3rd Annual "OLDER THAN DIRT" Trivia Quiz
LEADERSHIP ALLEGIANCE The bodies of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, sitting in the Valley of Denver, Orient of Colorado, acknowledge and Yield allegiance to the Supreme Council (Mother Council of the World) of the Inspector General, Knights Commander of the House of the Temple of Solomon of the Thirty-third degree of the Ancient Scottish Rite of Freemasonry For the Southern Jurisdiction of The United States of America.
Ronald A. Seale, 33° Sovereign Grand Commander Supreme Council, 33°, Washington, D.C.
Scottish Rite Creed "Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal."
Stephen M. Munsinger, 33°
David W. Powell, 33°
Sovereign Grand Inspector General of The Supreme Council
Personal Representative of the SGIG in Colorado for Denver Consistory
Warren L. Glover, 33° Venerable Master Centennial Lodge of Perfection
Norman C. Wright, 33° Master of Kadosh Denver Consistory
Burney W. Brandel, 32° KCCH, Commander Colorado Council of Kadosh
E. Michael Connely, 33° Wise Master Rocky Mountain Chapter of Rose Croix
M. Edward Johnson, 33° Almoner
Donald L. Emarine, 33° Treasurer
Claud E. Dutro, 33° Secretary-Recorder-Registrar
CALENDAR 2008 Denver Consistory Schedule December Sat – Dec 6
Scottish Rite Foundation 10:00 AM – ? & Consistory Children’s Christmas Party Parking garage available
Mon – Dec 15
5:30 PM – Red Room Business Meeting 6:00 PM – Dinner
Baked Tilapia w/lemon butter sauce Brown and wild rice pilaf Chef’s choice vegetables Mixed greens w/bleu cheese and pears Rolls & butter White chocolate mousse w/raspberry sauce
7:00 PM – Entertainment Annual Election of Officers Parking garage available
Thurs – Fri Dec 25 & 26
Consistory closed for Christmas observance
∼In Memor Memoriam iam∼ iam∼ BROTHER
Dale Donald De Vries, 32° Ronald Leroy Forbes, 32° Raymond Leroy Hofstatter, 32° Raymond Stanley Huntley, 32° Thomas John Ingleby, 32° Robert Wayne Kennedy, 32° Narciso Jose Martinez , 32° Virgil Junior Mason, 32° James Scott Mc Kindley, 32° Eugene Milton Orton, 32° Michael Ernest Pope, 32° Donald Eugene Riley, 32° Lawrence M. Robertson, 32° Byrum C. Waller, 32°
FEATURE ARTICLE do justice to the program, but the respect, vigilance, dedication and reverence toward our veterans is evident. Please spend a few minutes absorbing the ceremony text describing the table. The heart of the ceremony is presented there.
Missing Man Table & Honors Ceremony by D.J. Cox, 32° KCCH
The ceremony text …. Those of us fortunate enough to attend the Stated Meeting in November were rewarded with a memorable and inspiring salute to veteran’s program. The Colorado Mormon Chorale performed, Rick Jasper, 32° KCCH, orated the Missing Man ceremony, and our Consistory Flag Drill Team executed the Flag Ceremony in concert with the ceremony. Alex McIntosh, 32° KCCH played the bagpipes at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Good Evening, I would like to call your attention to the spot lighted table and explain its purpose. It is reserved to honor our missing loved ones, our missing comrades in arms, our veterans from
WW II, Korea, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom or as this war is being called the War on tourism. The empty place represents Americans, our men and women still missing from each of the five services -- Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Army Air corps / Air Force, Coast Guard. The civilians, Police and Fire. This Honors Ceremony symbolizes that they are with us, here in spirit. Some of you in room this evening may have been very young when you were sent into combat; however, all Americans should never forget the brave men and women who answered our nation's call to serve; and served the cause of freedom in a very special way. I would ask you to stand, if you are able, and remain standing for a moment of silent prayer.
The Colorado Mormon Chorale performing in the auditorium.
Everyone present at the presentation left feeling uplifted and touched by such inspiring entertainment. The songs were performed with dignity and musical excellence. The ceremonies were reverent and respectful. Many hope to see programs of this nature again in the future. For those of you not in attendance, the ceremony text is presented below to provide our readers with an indication of the program. Mere words cannot -8-
Moderator: Amen, please be seated ... I would like to explain the meaning of the items on this special table.
some, Some gave all!”
Richard Jasper, 32° KCCH performed, planned and executed the evening’s entertainment and tribute with solemnity and professionalism befitting the occasion. As distinguished as he appears here, seeing Rick in his kilt is a sight to behold.
The table is round -- to show our everlasting concern for our missing men and women. The tablecloth is white -- symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty. The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers. The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing. A slice of lemon on the bread plate is to remind us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land. A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers. The glass is inverted -- to symbolize their inability to share this evening's toast. The chair is empty -- they are not here!
Fantasma By Albert Pike
(Written in Arkansas Territory, May 10, 1833 From his Prose, Stretches and Poems)
I sit unconscious of all things around, Gazing into my heart. Within its void There is an image, dim and indistinct, Of something which hath been – I know not which A dream, or a reality. In vain, I seek to force it take a physical form, And be condensed to thought and memory. At times I catch a glimpse of it, behind The clouds and shadows, which fill up the chasm Of the dim soul. And when I seem to grasp The half-embodied echo of the dream, When it hath almost grown an audible sound, Then it retreats, hunting the inner caverns And undisturbed recesses of the mindRecesses yet unpeopled by quick thought, Or conscious, hope, live fear, or memoryAnd there they hide. Now, while I separate Myself yet more from my external life, And turn within, I see those floating thoughts Quiver within the chaos of the heart; And slowly they assume a more distinct And palpable appearance. One by one, Dimly, like shadows upon ocean waves, For a brief moment They are memory.
I offer one last thought in tribute to our veterans. Country western songwriter and performer sums their contribution up best when he sings “All gave
(submitted by Michael D. Moore, 32°)
Meet Your New Secretary
A SOLDIER HAS FALLEN, HIS LEGACY CONTINUES
The member selected to fill the position of Secretary has been a member since 1966, works in the 30th and 32nd degrees, served in all positions in the Centennial Lodge of Perfection (Venerable Master in 2006), and served on the Cathedral Board through the lease of the parking lot and the construction of the apartment and spline buildings until 2007, when he was appointed to the Executive Committee. He has worked closely with the last four Consistory Secretaries and was coroneted a 33° in 1999. If you are an active participant in Denver Consistory you will have guessed by now (or already knew) that the new Secretary is Claud Dutro. Claud’s education includes a MBA degree from the University of Colorado in Denver and graduation from the Industrial College of the Air Force. He retired in 1989 from the Colorado Air National Guard as a Colonel serving as Deputy Commander of Resources and also retired in 2007 after 23 years as Business Manager in the turfgrass industry. Previous experience includes executive positions in the foodservice equipment industry, public accounting and the credit/collections industry. In other Masonic groups, he was Master of Denver Lodge No 5 in 1973, Grand Master of Masons of Colorado during 2003, a Past High Priest in Royal Arch Masons during 1999-2000 and a Past Commander with the Knights Templar in 20032004. He is presently an officer in Red Cross of Constantine, President of the Masonic Temple Association of Denver, Treasurer of both his Lodge and Royal Arch Chapter and a member of El Jebel Shrine since 1973. He is active and committed to the Masonic fraternity as both a leader and follower. An eastern Colorado native, Claud lives with his wife Karen in Englewood. They have two adult daughters and two grandchildren. He enjoys gardening with his grandchildren, family activities with his and Karen’s large extended family and attending Denver Bronco games.
On Monday, November 10, 2008 a very special display of honor, gratitude and love was presented to our departed comrade and brother, Darrell Lynn Tygart, Sr. A standing room only assemblage in the Tri-City Baptist Church was present to say goodbye and to show respect for a great man and mason who has done so much to further the spread of brotherly love and fellowship by his service in the United States Marine Corps, the Westminster Police Department and Freemasonry at all levels. This service was immediately followed by another capacity crowd at the El Jebel Shrine Auditorium allowing all to show love and support for Darrell’s true love, his beloved wife, Angel and their family. As a third generation Colorado native, Darrell was born in Denver May 10, 1948 and completed his journey here on earth as a resident of Westminster, Colorado. As an active member and recruiter of the Craft, he was proud that his son Darrell, Jr., his brother Steven and nephew James are all members of Liberty Lodge #134 in Denver. Darrell proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from August 16, 1965 to September 15, 1974 and never let us forget that there is no such thing as an “ex-marine.” As an E6, Staff Sergeant, he was a Helicopter Mechanic and Crew Chief of UH34D AND CH46D helicopters and saw combat service in Vietnam. Of his many military decorations he had received: Combat Aircrew Wings with three Stars, Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Heroism, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Air Medal (36 Awards), Purple Heart Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with one Star, Meritorious Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal (three Awards), National Defense Medal, Vietnamese 10
Meritorious Unit Citation, and the Republic of demitted to Edgewater Lodge #159 A.F. & A.M. Vietnam Campaign Medal. which subsequently merged with Liberty Lodge #134, A.F. & A.M. and served as Worshipful Master But our dear friend was not finished with his in 1991 and 2003. Darrell was named the Mason of service to mankind. He entered into a career in the Year in 1992 and served as the Grand Orator of Law Enforcement in September of 1973 as a the W.M. Grand Lodge of Colorado in 1999. He reserve police officer for the Millington Tennessee was a dual member in South Denver Lodge #93, Police Department and then into the Westminster A.F. & A.M. Colorado Police Department in February of 1975, In 1986, Darrell joined the Golden Chapter #5, starting as a Patrolman and after serving in every Royal Arch Masons; Jefferson Council #24, Cryptic department of the WPD, retired as Commander in Masons; Jefferson-Highlands Commandery #30, April, of 2006. Of his many noteworthy awards Knights Templar and served as were: 1986 Adams County Bar Eminent Commander in 1988Association’s Police Officer of the As Director General, he 1989. He was a plural member Year, 1988 Westminster Police with St. Bernard Commandery Protective Association Peace planned and conducted the #41 and he served as the Right Officer of the Year/ Excellence in first Reunion implementing the Eminent Grand Commander of Law Enforcement Award, 1988 the Grand Commandery of City of Westminster’s Excellence revised Pike Degrees when all Knights Templar of Colorado in Action Award, 1990 Adams 29 degrees were exemplified 2000-2001. County Victim Advocates In the Ancient and Accepted Coalition Outstanding involving the work of more Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, he Investigations Commander than 600 Scottish Rite Masons was consecrated a 320, Master of Award, 1995 WPD’s Distinguished the Royal Secret, June 3, 1972 in Service Medal for his singlethe first time all 29 of the the Valley of Memphis, Orient of handed apprehension arrest of an revised Pike Degrees were Tennessee and demitted to Rocky armed bank robbery suspect who Mountain Consistory in 1983. He was fleeing from a local bank, and performed in the Southern was Invested with Knight in 1995 Recognized by the F.B.I. Jurisdiction. Continuing this, he Commander of the Court of for the successful arrest and Honor in 1993 and Coroneted prosecution of the bank robber planned and conducted with 330, Inspector General (noted above). He was a member Reunions exemplifying all 29 Honorary in 1997. Darrell was and Past President of the Wise Master of Rocky Mountain Fraternal Order of Police/ degrees at four Reunions Chapter of Rose Croix in 1997, a Westminster Police Protective between May 2002 and May member of the Rose Croix Association. He was a member of Funeral Team and worked in the the Colorado Police Protective 2006. ritual of many degrees. He was Association, the Metro Denver appointed Director General of the Robbery Intelligence Group, the Denver Consistory Degree Council in 2001 and was National Association of Police Field Training appointed and served as Executive Secretary of the Officers, National Association of Police School Denver Consistory from 2006 - 2008. As such, he Resource Officers, and the Colorado Association of oversaw building modifications to the Scottish Rite Police School Resource Officers. Masonic Center at 1370 Grant Street in Denver and Darrell began his journey in Freemasonry as an many structural conversions and improvements Entered Apprentice on January 7, 1972 in the throughout the building. He led in the training and Summer Avenue Lodge #729, F. & A.M., Memphis, development of masonic education and Tennessee. He was passed to a Fellowcraft, membership and the team building now in place. February 14, 1972 and Raised to a Master Mason Darrell’s favorite expression was that he was “living March 17, 1972 in the same Lodge. In 1983, he 11
the dream.” As Director General, he planned and conducted the first Reunion implementing the revised Pike Degrees when all 29 degrees were exemplified involving the work of more than 600 Scottish Rite Masons - the first time all 29 of the revised Pike Degrees were performed in the Southern Jurisdiction. Continuing this, he planned and conducted Reunions exemplifying all 29 degrees at four Reunions between May 2002 and May 2006. He played a major role in conducting Reunions in Sterling in 2004 and Breckenridge in 2005, the latter being a joint reunion of the three Colorado Valleys. As Secretary, he oversaw the application and completion of a 501(c)(3) for a building operational endowment fund. He helped conduct the Scottish Rite Regional Reunion in 2007. He acquired the collection of framed artwork depicting the apron and jewel for all the degrees which is now on display in the Activities Room. He led the development of the Activities Room and Symbolic Lodge room and the fenced-in garden area. He was successful in obtaining a long-term lease of the second floor of the Consistory office building. Darrell did what he was so very good at training and delegating an efficient office staff. Shrinedom found Darrell to be a leader as well. He was created a Noble in Al Chymia Shrine, Memphis, Tennessee in 1972 and demitted to El Jebel Shrine in 1986. He became Captain and President of the Motorcycle Patrol and was President of the Jeep Patrol. He was a member of the Royal Order of Jesters and served El Jebel as a Potentate’s Aide. From 1999 through 2001, Darrell served as Chaplain for the Divan of El Jebel and in 2005 was appointed as 2nd Ceremonial Master and was elected as High Priest and Prophet of El Jebel in 2008. Darrell shared with us his goal of working hard and enjoying life and to give more back than one takes. He wanted to leave the world around him better than when he found it and he succeeded. Throughout his life, those he touched have benefitted. Darrell is now at peace and at home in that “House not made with hands” and he has left us with the message to continue his legacy of growth in masonry and the brotherly love, relief and especially truth he lived to the fullest. We all now must echo his lesson of “Living The Dream”.
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Be kinder than ever, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of a battle….Students at the Ohio State School for the Blind screamed with joy when they learned their marching band will make history at the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade. It will be the first time a blind marching band takes part in the parade in Pasadena, California. They have been practicing on treadmill machines, tethered. There are four MAIN BONES in every organization. The WISHBONES wish someone would do something The JAWBONES do all the talking, but very little else. The KNUCKLEBONES sit back and knock everything. The BACKBONES carry the brunt of the load and do most of the work. WHICH BONE ARE YOU? Our thoughts are with Earl Anderson, 32°° (a 50 plus years Consistory member) in the loss of his son, Marty….Jim Lear, 33°° (PP), reported that his wife Eleanor had some serious health issues….the Shrine Bands performed at DIA on November 30th and December 21st….John Russell, 33°° and Harry Lindstrom, 33°°, had their pictures in the Colorado Historical Society, 2007-2008 Annual Report. We need your "happenings" for this column. Your Brethren are interested. Send to the addresses listed at the start of this column.
KNIGHTS Of ST. ANDREW by Bill Hickey, 32°
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your families. By now, the Consistory decorating party is history, and we’re all marching along toward Christmas faster than we would like. The Knights of St. Andrew would like to welcome four new knights – who were able to have their ceremony completed at the last meeting – Brent Claypool, Bruce F. Miller, Michael J. Scott, and Jim Turk. A number of people know that the KSA is a “black hat” (but, we’re the GOOD guys…) organization. But, I gather that many people think it’s only for the new folks coming in at the latest reunions. Not so. It is open to ANY 32° Scottish Rite Mason. All you have to do is let us know you’re interested…and we’ll take it from there. We don’t have many “meetings” a year, and as a result it’s sometimes difficult for folks to match their schedules to our meeting schedules and get the ceremony. VM Bryant Harris has indicated a willingness to try to work with your lodge WM’s to perform a ceremony at your lodge – especially if you have a number of members waiting for their ceremony. It’s not something we can schedule on a moment’s notice, so if you are in that situation and want to explore the opportunity, first check with your WM to see if he is willing to entertain the prospect and then we’ll contact him to work out the details. Meanwhile, as we approach the end of the year, please take due care in your travels, and we’ll be looking for you next year – and especially at the Burns’ Supper.
As many of you know, last year the Denver Consistory was unable to participate in the 9Health Fair because of a conflict in schedules. This year we will again be a participating facility for the 9Health Fair. Our date will be Saturday, 25 April with the fair itself lasting from 0700 to 1200 as usual. We will be needing a LOT of volunteers to help staff the various areas – both medical and nonmedical. Our medical coordinator this year is Brother Greg Dominguez and I will entertain anyone who might wish to help out with the nonmedical volunteer coordinating. The meetings and plans will begin in earnest in December, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested and want to participate this year. You can contact me in any number of ways: • • •
Email: [email protected] Phone: 303-494-0384 (Home: voice mail available if I’m not) Phone: 303-369-4410 x4005 (Work: 06001400 normally, voice mail available)
SCOTTISH RITE FOUNDATION 3. An Aurora charter school – Vanguard Classical School – founded by CP. Our Hospitals…..CP provides an outreach service to families of children with a debilitating condition, known as infantile scoliosis. This condition is a painful deformity of the spine for which premature invasive surgical techniques have been and continue to be used by most orthopedic surgeons. This invasive treatment is painful and frequently leads to death. CP of Colorado, through its Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program (ISOP), is responsible for educating parents and orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. regarding a highly successful non-invasive Early Treatment Process. ISOP collaborates with medical institutions, most importantly with the orthopedic hospitals in the Shrine and Scottish Rite, in educating medical professionals in the Early Treatment Process by applying casts on young children to train their spines to grow straight. This non-invasive early treatment was developed several years ago in the UK by Dr. Min H. Mehta, an orthopedic surgeon, now in retirement and consulting with orthopedic hospitals in the U.S. regarding this treatment. Most recently, in October 2008 Dr. Mehta presented at an infantile scoliosis conference at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. The bottom line of significance to us is that orthopedic surgeons at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and the Salt Lake City Intermountain Shrine Hospital (as well as several other Shrine hospitals) are now using Dr. Mehta’s innovative and non-invasive process to successfully correct this deformity, enabling effected children to lead lives without a painful spinal deformity. Speech Therapy…..CP, through its Creative Options for Early Education Program, is serving hundreds of children (734 last year) and their families by providing early childcare, education, intervention and family support. A speech therapist and an audiologist are on CP’s permanent staff and
Did You Know? – Cerebral Palsy of Colorado has a Unique Relationship with Scottish Rite and the Shrine by Vernon Ingraham, 33° Executive Secretary Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado
On November 25, 2008, I spent the day visiting with Judy Ham, the President and CEO of Cerebral Palsy of Colorado (CP) at the CP center located at Lowry in Aurora. I also had the pleasure of visiting with Ms. Heather Hyatt-Montoya, a devoted mother of a child with infantile scoliosis, who founded the Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program, a service provided by CP. The Cerebral Palsy Association (the predecessor to CP) was incorporated in 1952 with roots beginning in 1946 when a group of nine Founding Mothers met in a waiting room at The Children’s Hospital and discussed possible opportunities outside the then-traditional institutionalization of children with Cerebral Palsy. As a result, the first school in Colorado for children with disabilities was opened in 1953 by the Cerebral Palsy Association. CP has evolved from it early years as the provider of a school for children and youth with disabilities to a provider of services focused on comprehensive educational, employment, and family support. Serving individuals with disabilities, at-risk children, and children in the general population, CP’s programs are designed to effectively educate and help children in an integrated and diverse environment. Including CP’s many programs, it serves more than 20,000 children, youth, and adults with disabilities and their families each year. I walked away from my visit with some distinct impressions of the amazing work being done by CP of Colorado. This work involves: 1. Our Scottish Rite and Shrine hospitals, 2. Speech therapy and early language and literacy programs, and 14
all children are screened within 45 days of enrollment with appropriate referrals being made when necessary. The majority of children enrolled in Creative Options qualify for Head Start or Early Head Start programs, which means their families are living below the federal poverty line. Early language and literacy training is an important component of the program, and I had the pleasure of observing some classes of young children working on language and literacy skills led by CP’s trained and expert professionals. In addition, the program has a grant-funded amplification system to help children with auditory or language challenges better understand classroom instructions and activities. An Aurora Charter School…..Known as Vanguard Classical School, CP founded this K-7 school (expanding to K-8 in the 2009-2010 school year) as an innovative charter school in the Aurora Public School system. With 434 students, each classroom has two teachers, one being a special education teacher, and with a student/teacher ratio typically at 15:1. Students wear a uniform and learn in a discipline-rich and interactive environment where children with and without disabilities receive expert attention and instruction. As I toured this school visiting the various classroom environments, I observed excellent student engagement in their activities and with their teachers. And, as a formerly certified high school teacher (although I never entered the profession), I was very impressed with the school’s emphasis on language and math programs. In Summary…..Much more could be said about CP of Colorado, which I am delighted to have received such a welcoming introduction. It gives us one more reason to be proud of the work Scottish Rite and the Shrine are doing to make a difference in the lives of children in Colorado and throughout the United States. If you would like to know more about CP of Colorado, please feel welcome to call their office 303-691-9339 - or visit their websites – www.cpco.org and www.vcsk8.org
SUDDENLY SENIOR'S 3RD ANNUAL "OLDER THAN DIRT" TRIVIA QUIZ Yet Another Chance to Prove That Your Memory's (Somewhat) Intact 1. During WW II, what was a Victory Garden? a. The top floor of Madison Square Garden b. House plants you could win with S&H Green Stamps c. A home garden to raise food for family and friends 2. What would "A little dab 'll do ya" do? a. A dab of Brylcreem would keep your hair in place like car grease b. A little dab of Ovaltine in milk would turn you into Capt. Midnight c. Rumor was that a dab of Spanish fly would do it, but no one ever knew for sure 3. Sears used to be called _________, _________ and Co.? a. b. c. d.
Girdles, Corsets and Co. Cheap, Cheaper and Co. Montgomery Ward and Co. Sears, Roebuck and Co
4. What was duck and cover? a. Hunting fowl during the Great Depression b. A drill for school children, for use in case of atomic attack c. A ducktail haircut toupee 5. The oldest man in the US died recently at 113. To what did he attribute his long life? a. Giving up cigars at age 97 b. Never marrying c. Brussels sprouts and chocolate 6. What was the "party line" with which many of us grew up? a. "Your place or mine?" b. Telephone lines shared by several homes, or parties c. "A chicken in every pot."
7. What postwar auto was said to not know whether it was coming or going?
ANSWERS 1. c) Victory gardening enabled more food supplies to be shipped to our troops around the world.
a. '48 Tucker b. '53 Henry J. c. '51 Studebaker
2. a) "Brylcreem, a little dab'll do ya! Brylcreem, you look so debonair! The gals will all pursue ya. They'll love to get their fingers in your hair..."
8. What wasn't delivered to homes in the US in the 1940s? a. b. c. d.
3. d) Sears, Roebuck and Co. was named in 1893. It is said that Roebuck, a watchmaker, disappeared when he objected to customers using catalogs for toilet paper.
Prescriptions Ice Milk Pizza
4. b) A drill for school children. Today's equivalent is Tom Ridge's plastic and duct tape.
9. What color were flash bulbs for use with color film?
5. a) John McMorran quit cigars at 97, and got 16 years more of life. 6. b) Telephones were great neighborhood entertainment in the days when each home on the party line had a unique ring and the phones of every subscriber on the line rang at the same time. It was great sport to listen in to the conversations of everyone on the line.
a. Pink b. Blue c. Plaid 10. What was the average life expectancy in the US 100 years ago? a. b. c. d.
7. c) The '51 Studebaker had so much glass in the rear, folks were concerned that other drivers wouldn't know front from back.
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8. d) Pizza. 9. b) Blue flashbulbs were used with color film, daylight balanced.
11. You know you've grown old when...?
10. c) In 1903 the average life expectancy was 47. Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone, and the average wage was 22 cents an hour. Remember?
a. Your house plants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them b. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question c. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff" d. All of the above
11. d. All of the above. 12. c) You're dancing the Hokey-Pokey. In 1953, bandleader Ray Anthony bought the rights and recorded The Hokey Pokey on the B-side of another novelty record, The Bunny Hop.*
12. When you put your right foot out, and shake it all about, what are you doing? a. Throwing out your back b. Going for a Section 8 c. The Hokey-Pokey
(Editor’s Note: Thanks to Frank Kaiser for developing this intellectual gem.)
10 - 12 correct: You are not only older than dirt, but smart as a buggy whip. Now if you could only remember yesterday. 7 - 9 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but your mind is definitely dusty. 0 - 6 correct: You are a sad excuse for an old coot. Redeem yourself. Wear yellow pants or let your ear hairs grow into a comb-over.