[Square & Compasses]

Why did you become a Freemason?

From: Dave Jelliff <NDPEAGF@aol.com>
Message-ID: <8c.16655d8a.29db2217@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 10:02:47 EST
Subject: Why I Joined Freemasonry
To: masonry-ask@mit.edu

At 29 I would have to consider myself a Renaissance Man. In fact I was probably born 50 years to late. I love Big Band Music although Sinatra is my hero. My frustration with those between the ages of 24 and 35 to become actively involved in the community of which they live. By becoming a Masonic Brother I have the ability to grab onto a part of history. A lost tradition in our society of joining a lodge and doing our best to help our communities.

There is much to be learned and I want to embrace that knowledge. Our society teaches us many things. It is when we open our eyes to our history and continue with those traditions passed on from centuries ago that we truly learn who we are.

I am eating up as much information as possible. There is so much to learn and only time will reinforce that learning. Communities need lodges and fraternities whether it be for men or women. We need to continue with our traditions in order to create a better future. Freemasonry is a bond and hopefully time will not disrupt that bond.

Bro. Dave Jelliff
Malta Lodge 131
Grand Forks, ND

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