Of Jesters Past Directors Collection
collection of ROJ memorabilia belonged to Past Director - 1997 - Jim Jackson who
was a member of ROJ Court No. 38 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Brother Jackson
was a Past Master of Quapaw Masonic Lodge and a Shriner at Sahara Temple also in
Pine Bluff. Brother Jim took the journey to the Celestial Lodge above on
May 17th, 2008. His wife Martha donated this collection of ROJ memorabilia to
our museum in memory of him!
Jim and Martha
On Right: Jim Jackson - Director 1997 pictured with Sonny Derden ROJ Court
No. 38 Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Martha and Jim at
Sahara Shrine Temple
This is an ROJ
Bottoms Up Mug! You can't set the mug down until you finish the drink in
This is a
wonderful ROJ statue of a Billiken riding a cigar smoking bumble bee called Mr.
"B"! The statue was made for ROJ Court No. 81 in St. Louis, MO. and
is numbered 265/500.
This ROJ Statue
depicts a Native American Jester with a tiny mouse sitting in his lap while he
ponders the Jester baton in his hands! It is numbered 676/1000.
This was Jester
Jim's Kachina bolo!
Wikipedia -- A kachina (also katchina or katcina,
/kətˈsiːnə/, plural katsinim
/kətˈsiːnɨm/) is a spirit being in western
Pueblo cosmology and
The western Pueblo,
cultures located in the southwestern
United States, include
Tewa Village (on the
Acoma Pueblo, and
Laguna Pueblo. In later
times, the kachina cult have spread to more eastern Pueblos, e.g. from Laguna
Isleta. The term also
refers to the kachina dancers, masked members of the tribe who dress up
as kachinas for religious ceremonies, and
wooden dolls representing kachinas which are given as gifts to children.
can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos, from a revered ancestor
to an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon, or a concept. There
are more than 400 different kachinas in Hopi and
Pueblo culture. The local
pantheon of kachinas varies in each pueblo community; there may be kachinas for
the sun, stars, thunderstorms, wind, corn, insects, and many other concepts.
Kachinas are understood as having humanlike relationships; they may have uncles,
sisters, and grandmothers, and may marry and have children. Although not
each is viewed as a powerful being who, if given veneration and respect, can use
their particular power for human good, bringing rainfall, healing, fertility, or
protection, for example. One observer has written:
theme of the kachina cult is the presence of life in all objects that fill the
universe. Everything has an essence or a life force, and humans must interact
with these or fail to survive.