12 Mighty Orphans

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Erik X, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Erik X

    Erik X Registered User

    I came across this by accident, maybe some of you all have seen this before:

    "Best selling author Jim Dent tells the Depression-era true story of the mighty orphans from the Masonic Home in Fort Worth, Texas. The scrawny orphan football team captured the hearts and minds of Americans as they beat all odds succeeding at the game of football as well as the game of life. Released in September 2007, Twelve Mighty Orphans has been through 20 printings overall (16 printings in hardback) with over 250,000 books sold. The paperback version was released in the fall 2008 and the book is available on Kindle."

    ...I had no idea. Pretty cool.

  2. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

    It's amazing... I wish I had the quotes handy, however, in the 19th century, a french writer came over and said something along the lines of how amazing it was how even though we didn't have the governmental programs to take care of the poor, we took care of eachother.

    With the proposed taxes (namely, no itemized deductions), charitable contributions will be the most hard hit.

    It will be extremely tough. In my opinion, it will be no tougher than these people contributed to each others' relief... however, we must (as the Steve Cook Scottish Rite Club Almoner) continue this tradition.

    It's awesome to see this kind of thing in our past.
  3. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

    Awesome book.
  4. nick1368

    nick1368 Registered User

    its a great book, i own it and have loaned out to a couple of my non-Mason friends who think its awesome...hopefully I have planted some seeds.
  5. fairbanks1363pm

    fairbanks1363pm Registered User

    great book. i have met some of the brothers from the book because my dad was from the home. they are making a movie about this and i have heard russel crow is the coach.

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