Fraternal Order of Eagles
Big Walnut F.O.E. #3261
1623 Brice Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
(614) 861-9073
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Boy Scout Troop #279
Boy Scout Troop #279 meets at the Big Walnut F.O.E. each week. We are proud to help our local scout troop with a place to meet!

  • Troop Meetings every Monday night 7-8:30 pm
  • Crew Meetings 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month 7-8 pm

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Why the heart symbol looks like that

Follow your heart. Give your heart. Break a heart. In all these sentiments, one probably imagines that familiar symbol rounded at the shoulders and pointed at the end. It wasn't always that way.

In the western world, for nearly 1,500 years, the physical heart was considered to be shaped more like a pinecone. That was thanks to second-century Greek physician Galen, who evidently never looked at a real one. Since Galen believed it, so did everyone else, according to Marilyn Yalom, Clayman Institute scholar. But in the 1300s, the modern shape of the symbolic heart began to take form, preparing the way for real knowledge of the physical heart.

In the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, the theological virtue of charity is depicted in work dated to 1305 as a woman holding a pear-shaped heart to God.

By 1340, that heart shape changed. In a French manuscript of that year, the symbolic heart was depicted in the modern form we recognize today. Perhaps that was a good time for the symbolic heart to detour from the physical one.

By the 1500s, Flemish physician Andreas Vesalius and Leonardo da Vinci overcame centuries of taboo against studying the dead human body and were able to describe the actual, physical heart.

Meanwhile, in symbolism, the stylized heart we recognize today became the standard. It has been used ubiquitously in items as diverse as Martin Luther's personal seal in the late 1400s to Milton Glazer's famous 1976 logo: I (Heart) NY.
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FIND MY CAR: The indispensable feature on your phone

If you've ever walked out of an airport or shopping center and suddenly realized you have no earthly idea where you parked, the solution is probably already in your hand.

If you have an iPhone, the Maps app will show you exactly where your car is and how to get there. You must always have Location Services turned on. And, you have to drive a car with a bluetooth connection. To learn how to use this feature, search online for 'Apple Maps parking place.'

Alternatively, for iPhone or Android you can get the Google Maps app. Turn Location Services to Always and turn on Motion and Fitness. On Google Maps, turn on Know Where You Parked. Search online for 'Google Maps parking place' for more information.

Other apps for this include Find My Car Smarter, a free app for iPhone and Android. Anchor Pointer also works on both platforms and costs $1.99.
Threats of the Lonely Heart

Loneliness can pose a significant threat to aging people with heart disease, especially those who live by themselves.

In fact, research shows that elderly men and women living alone -- with no one to talk to -- are far more vulnerable to severe cardiovascular perils.

According to The Annals of Behavioral Medicine, humans are hardwired to rely on secure social surroundings. Without human association, they feel vulnerable and become hypervigilant about their safety. This hypervigilance alters sleep and body functioning, and increases the chance of death.

In July 2018, a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology's annual nursing congress reported on nearly 13,500 Dutch patients living with heart disease, heart failure, or arrhythmia (abnormal rhythm).

Researchers had discovered that regardless of a patient's heart condition, age, education, and degree of smoking, loneliness was a factor in the more harmful results. In fact, patients who said they had no one to talk to in times of need had nearly twice the risk of death. Patients with little or no social support were three times as likely to express symptoms of anxiety, depression, and significantly lower quality of life.