[Square & Compasses]

Letter of the month: September 2004

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 15:15:10 -0400 (EDT)
From: Rubynelle Thyne <rubynellethyne@earthlink.net>
How may I donate my late husband's Masonic jewelry, etc. so that the Snellville Lodge or Masonic charities may benefit?
Date: Sep 20 18:02:00 -0400 (EDT)
To: Rubynelle Thyne <rubynellethyne@earthlink.net>

First: what country is Snellville in? What state/province/region/county? I could help you better if I knew where you were.

Do you know how to contact the lodge itself? If you have any of his lodge notices (the mailings from the lodge announcing upcoming events and meetings) that will have the name and address of the master and the secretary.

Have you asked the lodge about the jewelry? If your late husband was a past Master of the lodge, he would have receieved a "jewel" -- a pocket emblem or pin. This is traditionally returned to the lodge for presentation to another lodge master in the future, as a way to keep your husband in the lodge's memory.

They may also be able to advise you about the other jewelry.

If you cannot reach that lodge, the grand lodge of your state or province (if you are in No. America) or of your country (most other parts of the world), could help you. There is a list of grand lodges in the Pointers section of my web-site. You can call or write to the office of the grand secretary for assistance at most grand lodges.

I am sorry to hear of your bereavement. I hope my information will be of some help.

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