Last Winter I posted that a new OA lodge was being formed in Long Beach Area Council. Now I am pleased to report that Tico Perez has passed along news to me that this new lodge has held its first Ordeal. 38 candidates have become the first Ordeal members inducted into this lodge with the help of three lodges from southern California.
The brothers have chosen the name Puvunga, translating as “The Gathering Place”. The lodge totem will be the porpoise. I eagerly await their first lodge flap. Given the totem choice, a talented artist could create an outstanding flap.
Popularity: 3% [?]
The second nonabsolute number is the given time of arrival, which is now known to be one of the most bizarre of mathematical concepts, a recipriversexcluson, a number whose existence can only be defined as being anything other than itself. In other words, the given time of arrival is the one moment of time at which it is impossible that any member of the party will arrive. Recipriversexclusons now play a vital part in many branches of math, including statistics and accountancy and also form the basic equations used to engineer the Somebody Else's Problem field.
The third and most mysterious piece of nonabsoluteness of all lies in the relationship between the number of items on the bill, the cost of each item, the number of people at the table and what they are each prepared to pay for. (The number of people who have actually brought any money is only a subphenomenon of this field.)"