200 years

lodge2I don’t know if I have ever mentioned it or not, my husband, Dick is a Master Mason, and has been for over 25 years.

 Yesterday brought a very special occasion for his lodge and I was very pleased to be included in the historic event. I even decide to trade my favorite jeans in for a pretty skirt.

This month marks the 200th anniversary for their lodge. They decided to return to their roots and hold the celebration at our local Historical Society, The Lane Tavern. The tavern is where the lodge started so many years ago, once owned by the brother of the woman who owned our farm.  Lane is the Family name.

I just love history and it was very exciting for me to walk up the same set of step the first lodge members did so long ago. The tavern is still much the same as it was when first built, not a lot of renovations or changes made over the years. A truly beautiful building.

The Lane Tavern is right in the center of town so it’s the main road that once was the stage coach road, and like the name implies the building was the stop over for the coach and tavern. Today it is the home of The Sanbornton Historical Society.

It was a wonderful day with friends I see on a monthly basis to help out at the public breakfast and so many other fund raisers. The officer’s wives were honored with a basket of flowers and a special commemorative pin.


Of course I brought my knitting and a few of us spent some time together knitting and chatting. It was a good time to catch up on the gossip and make plans for our annual Winter get together.

I even came home with a new skein of yarn. As in tradition we bring extra and swap them around. The skein I ended up with is a lovely off white and rather poofy.

Can’t tell you what it is as there is not wrapper. I think there is enough there to knit a couple of place mats for Daisy’s tea set she loves so much. I will work on those after she goes to bed at night so they will be a surprise come Christmas.

We also spent some time walking around the tavern and checked out their gardens, not much exciting this time of year to see in the garden. It was a cool and windy day so we didn’t stay out long.

Lunch was made by another wife and it was delicious! Finger sandwiches of ham, egg and turkey salad, fresh fruit, fresh veggies and dip, cheese and crackers, fresh fruit and home made pickles. I almost forgot fresh apple cider in the punch bowl and a large pot of coffee.


I wanted to show you this sign made for the special occasion by a friend of mine, a local artist. She also designed the commemorative pins awarded to us.

The building you can see across the road used to be the general store years ago. Today it is home to a very nice family. Can you see the green post off the end of the porch?-the hitching post is still there.

I mention all of this because I don’t often get to mention my wonderful husband. Being invited to a Lodge function outside of cooking breakfast is very special it doesn’t happen very often. It’s important to me to support and be active in my familie’s interests and activities.

So Dick, thank you for a wonderful day!


Posted on October 11, 2009, in All About Me, Family, For Fun and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Karyn – what a wonderful occasion to celebrate. Dick looks so smart and you look just beautiful. That is a lovely photo of you two together, wel worth getting a copy framed to have in your home.

    Gosh, the Tavern is a very large and impressive building, yet it looks welcoming. It was great to read about you and Dick having such a good time out together, and of the some of the history around where you live.

    Sincere “thank yous” for sharing this, sending warm huggles and happy purring,

    Michelle and Zebbycat

  2. Ooo! What a lovely photo of you guys. It’s nice to be able to put faces to you both!

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