I never could understand that.
Always good to hear from folks who treat certain topics as historical curiosities. When folks talk race I consider Daytona 500. When folks talk color I consider the color of their uniform (so civilians are rainbow? ;^). But it has not been thus for long on a Masonic time scale of centuries.
Why won't the two come together? is there something stoping that?
If you mean unification that gets discussed every now and then, but the two US branches of our family are older than the country. Many think that much heritage would be lost. There are plenty of countries in the world with overlapping jurisdictions so the world outside the US does not expect or require unification.
Also why is it when I talk about freemasonry every expects I'm talking about joint ph is there such a huge difference?
Guys make a guess based on appearance. All historical these days but the two branches of our family have heritage that influences membership statistics.
The differences are in the details, mostly trivial. Wear gloves at meetings versus only at funerals. When to put on the apron. Singing a song or not. Mostly the same amount of difference you see when traveling state to state.