Back in the late 1800's, when our house was built, there was this
secret society in many communities called the "Independent Order
of Odd Fellows". The IOOF was founded on three tenants: love,
friendship and truth. I was first drawn to this group by its rather...
odd name, and the fact that there had been an order in our little
community of Augusta, WI.
They came to be known as "Odd Fellows" because it was odd to find
people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and
of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind.
I wonder if any of my collection of pins were once worn by local