Fraternal organizations have a long and rich history throughout the world and especially in America. This week Jennie and Dianne begin a new series of episodes dedicated to the many fraternal organizations whose symbols often grace headstones and who even have cemeteries of their own. In this episode they discover the secrets and history of one of the world's oldest fraternal organizations, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Join them as they delve into the Ordinary Extraordinary origins, rituals, and values of this unique brotherhood. Don't miss out on this eye-opening journey into the world of Friendship, Love and Truth.
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