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Why did you become a Freemason?

From: "Matt Cannon" <mcannon@zrgmail.com>
To: <masonry-ask@mit.edu>
Subject: Why I Joined Freemasonry
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 04:11:12 -0500

Mr. Dryfoos,

My Grandfather, William L. Pressley who was a Shriner as well as an active Mason. When I was 7 years of age, I started asking questions about where my Grandfather went every other Tues. and Thurs. Nights. All of course that he could tell me was that it was called Lodge. I did not understand it then but I do now as a Mason myself.

(Getting back to the story) every night that I stayed at my Grandparents house and my grandfather would come in, Very Late at night and start to put away his Shriner apparel. I would always ask him what it was for, and he always would reply, "Maybe when you are older we will talk about it."

My Grandfather unfortunately passed away in the summer of 1997. I have just recently became a Mason this past Saturday, July the 6th, 2002. I know that he would be proud of me, for what I have done and how I have done it.

But to anyone asking "WHY I JOINED FREEMASONRY" I will say this, It is a Honor and a Privilege to call myself a Mason. I was told this before I joined... Take a ONE DOLLAR BILL and look on the back of the Bill... Read the Four words that are printed above the ONE... if you are asking what they are...


That is why I William M. Cannon Joined freemasonry. It is based in God and there can be no Evil from God.

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