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From: James D Hawkins []
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 12:02 PM
Subject: Chance of a lifetime
What a great thing you did by recording for history the tribute paid by DC Area Masons to Bro. and President Ford. You exerted tremendous energy and artistic ability in conducting this photo shoot. Your work will be viewed generations from now by historians and others interested in the Craft and in President Ford's place in American history.
Thanks for sharing.

From: Elliot J Gillard []
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 11:43 PM
Subject: fraternal greetings 
A friend of mine in England  forwarded an e-mail he had received  showing a link to your website.  I was overwhelmed by all the photos and videos you presented for anyone to view.  I just had to say "thank you" for all your hard work and thoughtfulness in putting this together.  I also thought you may like to know that your website has been viewed in Canada, Australia, UK and Germany.  I had to forward it to brethrens I knew in those countries.  I am sure your website has been viewed all around the world by now.
RW Elliot J. Gillard
Cosmopolitan Lodge AF & AM
Stoughton MA

From: Lloyd Wiebe []
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 10:16 PM
Subject: Ford Funeral
A job well done brethren. It was nice that you made such a strong Masonic presence at Brother Ford's funeral.
Lloyd Wiebe
P.M. Alma Lodge #72 GRC
Cambridge Ontario

From: bfframy []
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 7:32 PM
Subject: Photos and video
What a wonderful thing you have done to show the fine quality of men that are masons! It is nice to see the fraternity get the recognition it deserves. I know from being the wife of a mason that you don't seek the lime light but to only stay in the shadows to keep the good deeds the focus. My hats off to you for doing this. We just received this today and I have already watched the video and saved it. It will be getting passed around to all that we know. Good things do not go unnoticed.
Amy Withrow (wife of pddgm Raymond D. Withrow, Masonic district #28 of the Grand Lodge of Texas)
2006 assistant to Grand Photographer of the Grand Lodge of Texas

From: Marcelo Medina []
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 12:12 PM
Subject: Tribute to Brother Gerald Ford
Dear brother,
It has been a great  pleasure to get to know about the historic tribute of  the DC Masons to Brother Gerald Ford at the Rotunda of the US Capitol last Sunday. I have forwarded the link to your website to all the members of my Lodge here en Concepcion, Chile. Thank you
Marcelo Medina
Logia "Paz y Concordia" No.13
Valle de Concepcion

From: Juan bates []
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 11:29 PM
Subject: Pictures of the Brethren
Greetings From Baltimore, Maryland:
These are some wonderful pictures, wish I could have been there myself. All the Brethren look good together. Sorry they had to get together for this type of occasion. But we both know that "All Masons" look forward to the day when he returns from whence he came. I just wanted to let you know that I viewed the site an enjoyed it!
Brother Juan M. Bates
New Bethlehem #11 (Secretary)
1205 N. Eutaw Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21216-3606

From: []
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2007 3:39 PM
Subject: Video DVD
Brother Baumbach: What an inspiring event by our brother masons paying tribute to our fallen Brother Gerald Ford. this video will be cherished forever. if possible could I obtain a DVD video? if so what about the cost.? Iam a 54 year mason belonging to Cresent Hill Lodge 456 in Middletown Kentucky. and a friend of Ivan Lancaster of Indianapolis, In.

From: Larry Atkinson []
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 5:07 PM
Subject: A Memorial to Bro Gerald R Ford
Dear Sir and Bro William J Baumbach II,
I wish to thank you sincerely for the pix and commentary on the passing of Bro Gerald R Ford.
I grew up in Staunton, VA, attending Staunton Mil Academy, Class of 67,(now defunct) and visited DC many times. I have visited in Clifton, VA, and dined with a former SMA friend, William T Worsham at the Heart in Hand Restaraunt. 
I remember as a young man of 13 yrs of age visiting the Capital and the Wash Monument and the Masonic Center in Alexandria, VA, with my father.  I am a third generation Fm and I found the visit extraordinary.
I have since returned to Canada where I served in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia. I am now retired, but often think with fondness of the times I had in the Capital.
I will be visiting there in April '07 for a reunion and have in my plans sometime to attend a Craft Lodge somewhere in Va.  I am also planning to vist with Ill Brent Morris 33* and reacquaint ourselves.
Sincerely and fraternally, 
RWBro Larry Lee Atkinson
DDGM Dist 2
Larry Atkinson

From: Patricia C. Feeney []
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2007 11:30 PM
Subject: Gerald Ford Memorium Pictures
Dave Feeney Coronation Lodge, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada..Fantastic pictures..thank-you

From: Patricia C. Feeney []
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2007 11:30 PM
Subject: Gerald Ford Memorium Pictures
Dave Feeney Coronation Lodge, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada..Fantastic pictures..thank-you

From: Garry Burge []
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 4:40 AM
Subject: Australian brother
I am an Australian Mason interested in corresponding

From: Whitmires []
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 1:53 PM
Subject: web site
Dear Bro. Baumbach
I sent your WM an e-mail asking if me could  place a link in our web site to yours so I could show my members the great tribute you paid to Bro./Pres. Ford and also show your outstanding web site.  One of my members pointed out your site and was very impressed by what you have done and I wanted check with you to see if it was alright that I place a link in our web site to yours.
Dan Whitmire WM Hopkinsville Lodge #183 A F & A M  Waelder, Texas

web site -

From: William Spence []
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 2:16 PM
Subject: Out of country member
Greetings from Canada.
I am a Past Master of 2 Lodges in Ontario.
1) St. Johns Lodge #75 GRC Toronto.  (Mother Lodge—initiated 1959)
2) Richardson Lodge #136 GRC Stouffville.  (Affiliated 1974)
Still active in both—Secretary of Richardson’s Hall Board.
Received another article on Brother Ford last week-see attachment.

From: John Housey []
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 5:28 PM
Subject: From Australia
Dear Brother,
I was given the link to your site from a Brother in the U.S.A. I am a Past Master of Lodge Dignity No. 866 which meets in Melbourne Australia.
I send Fraternal Greetings to the brethren of your lodge
Yours fraternally
John Housey
235 Highfield Road, Camberwell, Vic. 3124
Victoria, Australia.
Telephone: 9809 0063 Facsimile: 9809 1443
Business: 9428 9988    Mobile: 0428 428 998
Skype: johnhousey

From: Graham & Erika []
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 6:50 PM
Subject: Fraternal Greetings
Greetings Sir
We send Fraternal greetings from the Worshipful Master ,Officers, and members of Remembrance Lodge # 586 Toronto Don Valley District. Toronto Ontario Canada. We congratulate you on an excellent web site. We will be holding a special moment of silence for Bro. Gerald Ford at our meeting on Fri. Jan.12 our web site is

Fraternally W. Bro. Graham Scott
Secretary Remembrace Lodge # 586

From: A. E. Card []
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 10:15 PM
Fraternal greetings from A. E. (Bert) Card, past master Lodge of Fellowship # 702 Richmond Hill, Ont. Canada Past First Principal and Grand Director of Ceremonies, Victoria Chapter # 302 R.A.M. Past Grand Master A.M.D. Canada. P. Preceptor Geoffrey de St Aldemar # 2 Knights Templar. P. President El Shamaly Shrine Club. Diretor of Rameses Shrine Chanters Unit. Hall Board Secretary and building managaer for the Thornhill Masonic Hall Company. etc.

From: Hubert Heath []
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 11:23 PM
Subject: Acacia Lodge & Gerald Ford
W.Bro Hubert L Heath Oakville Lodge #4oo A.F> & A. M. Hamilton District A
Grand Lodge of Canada. At Oakville Ontario Can

In a message dated 1/10/2007 1:02:02 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:
Bernard F.Chevillon
CONCORDE LODGE/ Loge La CONCORDE/ Chartered in France june 9, 1777.
Wordshipful Master,
je vous prie de m'excuser d'adresser mon message en Français.
J'ai pris connaissance de votre excellent site sur Internet.
Les Fréres de ma Respectable Loge adressent à tous nos Fréres des Loges des Etats Unis d'Amérique,et en particulier, à ceux de votre Respectable Loge ,notre trés fraternelle salutation à la mémoire et à l'honneur de notre Frére Président Gerald.R. Ford.
Bernard.F.Chevillon. 32 rd.

From: Gordon Robbins []
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2007 8:07 PM
Subject: Visit from Canada
Dear Fellow Masons
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your fallen brother Gerald R Ford former President of The United States of America. Please accept our condolences . The brethren Earl Kitchner Lodge #538 GRC.
Secretary WB Gordon Robbins

From: Dave Sloman []
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2007 1:15 PM
Subject: The late President Gerald Ford
Good day,
An excellent presentation, for an excellent President.
Past W. Bro. Dave Sloman, Centennial Lodge # 684 London, Ontario Canada.
Past Most Wise Sovereign and Past Potentate Mocha Temple.

From: Daniel K. McCormick []
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2007 3:23 PM
Subject: We lost another great mason!
My sincere condolences to the Ford family
W.Bro. Daniel K. McCormick

From: Paulo santos []
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 5:36 PM
Subject: Heartfelt Gratitude from Italy
Dear Brethren of Acacia Lodge No. 16, I wish to thank you all for the wonderful website you especially created in remembrance to our late departed Brother Gerald Ford.  I also wish to extend my gratitude for sharing everything that you guys did.  I am very sure Bro. Ford was with you guys that day - returning each salute that the Brethren gave him.  On 31 Dec 2006, after consecrating Sigonella Lodge No. 1288, Grand Master Gustavo Raffi of Grande Oriente D' Italia, led us in a two minute silence in memory of Bro. Ford. I have forwarded your website to all the members of my Lodge and to all the members of Pinoymasons group (Filipino Masons dispersed all around the globe).
Fraternally and Sincerely,
Paulo Santos, PM
Harry S. Truman Lodge No. 649 F.&A.M.
Naples, Italy
PMC - DeMolay
Mt. Samat Chapter, Bataan, Phil.

From: Clark, Andrew []
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 8:51 AM
Subject: Fraternal Greetings from Italy
Fraternal Greetings from all at the Aviano 643 Lodge, Italy: thanks for a very informative insight in the Honoring_Brother_Gerald_R_Ford page
Andy Clarke
1424910/ 7411100200

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From: Malcolm O'Brien []
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 3:44 PM
Subject: Bro. Ford's page
Fraternal greetings!
I visited this page from Toronto, ON, Canada where I'm a member of  another Acacia Lodge. The site is very well done! Good work!

Malcolm O'Brien
SS, Acacia Lodge #430, GRC
Toronto East District
Grand Lodge of the Province of Ontario