Monday, December 6, 2010


Winter has barely got started and I'm not liking it already.  I wanted to make goulash for dinner but have to stewed tomatoes and I am not going out in this nasty cold to get any.  Will have to come up with a new plan.

Cindy commented on my post yesterday that she had never heard of Mooseheart.  Let's see if I can explain it.  Maybe this quote from one of the pamplets they gave us will help.


Mooeheart Child City & School is a community and school for children and teens in need, supported by the Moose fraternal organization.  Founded by the Moose in 1913 and situated on a beautiful 1,000-acre campus 38 miles west of Chicago, Mooseheart takes in youth whose families are unable , for a wide variety of reasons, to care for them.  Some have lost one or both parents; others are living in environments simply not conductive to health growth and development.  Whatever the reason, the men and women of the Moose, with the help from outside corporate and foundation donors, furnish the resources necessary to care for these young people.

Mooseheart features roughly 30 homes, each designed like a spacious, well-appointed single-family home, in which children and teens live in groups of six to ten, under the care of trained and compassionate Family Teachers.  The youngsters attend Mooseheart's fully-accredited on-campus K-12 school, receive training in a vocation, attend church services and religious-education classes, and have the opportunity to compete in numerous interscholastic sports in addition to a wide range of recreational activities."

While we were there we learned that there is also the opportunity for full college scholarships.  They are also allowed and encourage to have outside employment the same as other teens and with their outstanding discipline, social, and responsible attitudes are favorites among employers in the community.

I am very proud to be a member and am awed at what my small dues accomplishes for these kids.  There are lodges all over the world contributing to this and also Moosehaven retirement community in Fl. 
Our lodge here in Beloit is the oldest one in the state.

Well I hope that clears it up for some.

Have a good day and please keep warm and safe. 


  1. I'm working on keeping a good attitude about the winter weather though admittedly this isn't always easy. Winter entered with a roar that left us with over a foot of snow and below zero temperatures and only now is relenting and letting things warm up a bit. The roads have been a total disaster but this should help I'm hoping. I appreciate the explanation about Mooseheart there...very cool!

  2. That is FANTASTIC, Terry. I would be proud too and I wonder if there is such a thing like that here?

    I am cold here too, but just snow showers.


  3. What a wonderful place !! Thank you for sharing that Terry, i love a good blog and this is just that !!!

  4. This a real blessing to these children and their families. I love goulash and it's been years since I've had it. My G-Mother's was so good.

  5. Wonderful!! You have every right to be proud!
    Bitter cold here with that nasty 4 letter S word.

  6. Compared to most of the country, our winter weather is pretty mild. It rarely gets below 40 degrees and never snows. The last time it snowed in Long Beach was 1949.

    Keep warm