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Why did you become a Freemason?

From: Mark McFadden <mrfixit74403@yahoo.com>
Message-ID: <20050317050519.83653.qmail@web50001.mail.yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 21:05:19 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Why I Joined Freemasonry
To: masonry-ask@MIT.EDU

From the time I was just a young boy I was always intrigued by these "Masons".

My grandfather was after all a Mason, a member of the York Rite, as well as the Bedouin Shrine Temple. Many was the time I was priveliged to accompany him when he paid a visit to either the Masonic or Shrine Temple. As I became older my father also joined these same organizations. I also could not help but notice that it seemed nearly everyone of the men I looked up to as a young man also seemed to be a part of this thing called masonry. I would often watch them and think to myself that someday I to would join them.

Finally the day came for me to take that step. And I will never forget the joy and pride of becoming a Master Mason with my father standing at my side. The joy has continued as he has been there to see me progress through the line. As I look forward to the opportunity of serving as Worshipful Master next year I can only imagine how proud my grandfather would have been to see me make this journey.

Serving my lodge and community has given me a true sense of pride and accomplishment. I received a phone call just yesterday from a man whom I have known over twenty years. And to my surprise he was calling to ask how he could join our lodge.

He also asked me why a man joind this organization and I referred him to this page.

Keep up the good work.

Mark McFadden
Senior Warden Muskogee # 28

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