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The EA degree holds a deep place in my heart. It was the start of my masonic journey, and the newness and strangeness of what was happening makes is special to me.
The MM is my favorite. The ritual is deeply meaningful and I feel I became a true master mason the night I was raised.
I'm in the process of choosing my mark right now.
After the Mark Master degree, the Secretary showed me the book of marks, and I see some brothers have gone waaaaaay overboard with their marks...intricate, stylized designs od pictures and symbols that could never be chiseled into a stone.
In 1870, there were several thousand Masons in Manhattan, many of whom lunched at the Knickerbocker Cottage at a special table on the second floor. There, the idea of a new fraternity for Masons stressing fun and fellowship was discussed. Walter M. Fleming, M.D., and William J. Florence took the...
This is the 1st time I have logged in since I wrote that first post above.
My wife spent 3 months in the hospital.
6 weeks in the Neuro-Trauma ICU
2 weeks in the ICU step down unit
2 weeks in rehab
She (we) finally got to go home and had 2 weeks of homecare therapies
To date, not a single...
Before you re-petition, ask your sponsor to take you to some lodge functions open to the public (officer installations, public information night, dinners before a stated meeting, etc).
This will allow the brothers of the lodge to get to know you. Sometimes it's hard to vote in someone who you...
I raised some eyebrows when the members of my lodge saw me initiated with my 2 half-sleeves, a chest piece, and two tattoos on my back. Most came up to me afterwords and complemented the colorful work. Not a single person said anything negative.
December 28, 2012
From: John F. Lowe, Grand Master
To: All Grand Officers
All Past Grand Masters
All Past Grand Officers
All District Inspectors
All Lodge Masters
All California Masons
RE: Revocation of Any and All Recognition of, or Permission for...
The short answer is: Why not?
I am very active in Masonry. I choose to surround myself with men with similar interests, values, and ideals.
I could (and have) ride with a different group of people, but Masonry is a very important component of my life, as is motorcycles. There are clearly other...
I had never really even heard of Freemasonry when I was growing up until 2000, when I was 33.
In 2000, my wife's 14 year old cousin had surgery at the Northern California Shriners Hospital to correct her scoliosis. My wife and I drove the 1Â½ hour drive nearly every day for a week during her...