Since 1981, Franklin Lodge #58, has had a widows luncheon for the surviving wives of their members who have passed. It’s always held in the Christmas season where the ladies go home with gifts and a great meal prepared and served by the fellows.

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Mr. Gary making sure the event starts right on time
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Brother Malcolm Harris gives keynote address
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Brother Malcolm Harris flanked by photos of Threston Roots
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The brothers of Franklin waiting for the word to start serving the ladies
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The ladies
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My mom, Rebecca Roots showing off her 91 years.
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The widows applaud the men of Frankin
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And then there was food
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The gift table
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Elegance