Little Orphan Annie|
Freemason Harold Gray (1894-1968) a charter member of Lombard Lodge No. 1098, Illinois created Little Orphan Annie in 1924. Little Orphan Annie said about Daddy Warbucks: "With all his mines an' oil wells in the orient Daddy's been out there hunnerts o' times... but he says one time he travelled to the East, but didn't make a dime, meant more to him than all th'other trips he'll ever make... I don't get it... do you?" Her dog, Sandy, smiles and winks at the reader.
The Royal Arch Mason, 1958, reprinted, Summer, 1968 (Vol IX, No. 6), p. 181. Cited by Alphonse Cerza, The Truth is Stranger than Fiction (1980), p. 20. Reproduced in California Freemason (Winter 1966).