Occoneechee Tall Tales: The “Micro” Story
Seeing the Occoneechee Lodge S9 recently sold on eBay reminded me of a story told to me by Johnny Pleasants some years back now. The Occoneechee Lodge S9 flap was the first over-seas embroidery flap of the Lodge. Apparently, there was confusion when the measurements were converted from inches to millimeters thus the smaller size and the naming of the flap by lodge members as the “Micro.” The Lodge members did not like the looks of these smaller flaps so they were distributed to the new Ordeal members at an ordeal event around 1980. Since there are a lot of sash and dash folks with each ordeal, these coveted flaps are now few and far between. The S-9 is usually one of the last flaps to be acquired when collecting the Lodge’s flaps due to their scarcity.
A good place to start looking for one of these scarce flaps is the Occoneechee Trade-O-Ree coming up at Camp Durant on August 22-23. See if you are lucky enough to find one.
Submitted by Lodge Editor Greg Grimes
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