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2nd Quarter, 2000

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  1. Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 17:35:38 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Sandy Gove
    E-mail:: alexander@agove.freeserve.co.uk
    Location:: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire,Scotland
    Lodge:: St Anthony 154
    Lodge Loc'n:: Inverurie
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Finding past brethern
    Message:: I would like to contact members of Phoenix lodge,a military lodge founded in Spandau barracks in Berlin. Also members of the Outpost lodge (Rhode Island & Plantations ) in Berlin. Sandy Gove

  2. Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 19:43:59 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Donald M McLeod
    E-mail:: insure@bigpond.com
    Location:: Gymea, NSW Australia
    Lodge:: Lodge Engadine #843 UGL of NSW
    Lodge Loc'n:: Sutherland NSW
    Office:: P.M. & J.W. elect
    RQFC-topic: Lodge Fidelity #1979 UGL of England in NSW
    Message:: I have the Grand Lodge certificate (on parchment) of a maternal relative, John W Willoughby. He was admitted on 2nd November 1882 & raised on 15th February 1883. Is there an historian who can throw any light on this Lodge or brother ? Fraternal greetings.

  3. Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 14:36:26 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Gordon R. Borst
    E-mail:: borst@cswnet.com
    Location:: Searcy, Arkansas
    Lodge:: Searcy Lodge #49
    Lodge Loc'n:: Searcy, Arkansas
    RQFC-topic: Presidential Masons
    Message:: Researching the influence that the Masonic Lodge played regarding Presidential Candidates and primary sources from these candidates that display the impact that Masonry had concerning decisions made on behalf of our nation.

  4. Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 21:58:01 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jose Neira-Rizzo
    E-mail:: pepeneira@yahoo.com
    Location:: Guayaquil, Ecuador
    RQFC-topic: italian mason assoc. in XIX century
    Message:: Looking for information on Italian mason associations in Italy during the XIX century.

  5. Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 08:29:33 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Suzanne
    E-mail:: fhs@easynet.fr
    Location:: Paris, France
    RQFC-topic: Masons under Joseph II of Austria (1765-90)

  6. Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 04:02:09 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Prof Christo Viljoen
    E-mail:: hcv@adm.sun.ac.za
    Location:: Stellenbosch, South Africa
    RQFC-topic: Genealogy & bibliographical research
    Message:: I am writing a bibliography on the life of Genl Benjamin Johannes Viljoen, a general on the Boer side during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. He emigrated to the United States in 1904 and passed away in Las Cruces, NM, in 1917. He is known to have been a prominent Mason who joined a lodge in the South African Republic around 1894, pesumably in Krugersdorp, Transvaal, South Africa. I am desirous to find out when he joined Masonry, where, etc. Any information will be appreciated.

  7. Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 13:52:40 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Allan McCartney
    E-mail:: m00f8m00@mcmail.com
    Location:: Manchester, Lancashire, England
    Lodge:: Monton
    Lodge Loc'n:: Eccles, Manchester
    Office:: Immediate Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Origins of the Traditional History - 3rd. Tracing Board

  8. Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 22:57:12 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Angela J Nawa
    E-mail:: shadowempress@worldnet.att.net
    Location:: Eden, NC 27288
    RQFC-topic: Unusual masonic emblem
    Message:: I have unearthed an unusual square and compasses in the process of my research of Masons in Orange, Alamance and Guilford counties, NC. This one seems to bear, rather than the "G" or other letters to which I am accustomed, an Arm & Hammer. (Yes, it looks rather a lot like the one on the box of baking soda.) I cannot find anyone who can identify it. My uncle is a 32 degree Mason and has never seen it before. (Or if he cannot tell me, has declined to answer in that manner. If it is a Masonic secret, I can accept that, but want to know.) Any ideas? Anyone?

  9. Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 14:46:39 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: John E Amos
    E-mail:: jamosofzed@aol.com
    Location:: williamsburg Va
    Lodge:: Yorkstar/Zedekiah Lodge#167
    Lodge Loc'n:: Yorktown Va
    Office:: Worshipfulmaster
    RQFC-topic: Bro. Princehall

  10. Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 00:24:39 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Mike McCabe
    E-mail:: wbmikem@bellatlantic.net
    Location:: Hammonton, NJ (GOOD OLD USA)
    Lodge:: Trimble Lodge #117
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cherry Hill, NJ
    Office:: Worshipful Master
    RQFC-topic: Military Lodges during Civil War. (Monitor Lodge)
    Message:: Very nice site, very informative. Covers a broad spectrum of issues. Keep up the good works.

  11. Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 03:45:38 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Kirk B. Jensen
    E-mail:: kirkjens@earthlink,net
    Location:: Concord, CA 94521-2127 USA
    RQFC-topic: The Masonic View of Heaven & Hell
    Message:: I am writing a term paper for a college course "The Roots of Hell" Humanities-108 at Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill CA, and I was hoping to receive a response of what exactly from a western/classical view of what Hell and Heaven are to a Mason. Please include schollarly references which I can document, either from printed or published materials from the Net. I am L.D.S. and have somewhat of an insight of Freemasonry, and am not interested in what Fundamentalist Christians beleive in what is going to happen to Mormons or Masons.

  12. Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 06:10:22 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Agnes Roszak
    E-mail:: lroszak@nordnet.fr
    Location:: Corbehem,Pas-de-Calais,France
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry in The Magic Flute by Mozart
    Message:: I've heard so many times that The Magic Flute by Mozart deals with masonry;I'd like to know in what way and get detailed explanation about it.Thank you for any help.

  13. Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 19:53:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Marshall
    E-mail:: marcro1608@aol.com
    Location:: Glen Burnie, Maryland U.S.A.
    Lodge:: Glen Burnie # 213
    Lodge Loc'n:: Glen burnie, Maryland
    Office:: M.M.
    RQFC-topic: Grave Emblem and Flag Holder
    Message:: A Badge shaped emblem with the letter's, Jr O U A M across top, Center, Square & Compass with a forearm holding a masonary hammer, Bottom, No. 32 of Md. What is This? Marshall

  14. Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 23:44:02 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Amber Zertuche
    E-mail:: Ambrew17@aol.com
    Location:: Clovis, CA USA
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and Public Schools
    Message:: I am doing a report on Freemasonry and Public Schools, please explain to me the relationship.

  15. Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 03:06:54 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Marc
    E-mail:: lejudge@earthlink.net
    Location:: Tacoma, WA
    Lodge:: Corinthian # 38
    Lodge Loc'n:: Puyallup
    RQFC-topic: Mozart Document
    Message:: I did a lot of reasearch work about W. A. Mozart. I'm just missing Masonic documents concerning Mozart. Would any Bro. have such documents (photocopies most welcome) Thanks

  16. Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 21:40:21 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Ron Repass
    E-mail:: rrrtrouble@lightstream.net
    Location:: Madison, Ohio. USA
    Lodge:: Geneva #334
    Lodge Loc'n:: Geneva Ohio
    Office:: J.S.
    RQFC-topic: Family
    Message:: Was just raised on Feb 29 of this year. Enjoyed the site. Am looking to see if any of the Repass family are Brothers

  17. Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 10:15:59 -0400 (EDT)
    E-mail:: gmendiv@col1.telecom.com.co
    Lodge:: PROVIDENCE LODGE No. 79
    Lodge Loc'n:: SAN ANDRES (ISLA)
    RQFC-topic: Ormgenes de la Masonerma en San Andres (isla) y otras islas caribeqas
    Message:: Abrazo fraternal para todos mis QQ:.HH:. desde esta isla colombiana ubicada en el Mar Caribe, donde funciona la Providence Lodge No. 79, la logia mas jsven jurisdiccionada a la Serenmsima Gran Logia Nacional de Colombia con sede en Cartagena de Indias. Yo me desempeqo como secretario de mi logia, y quiero que sepan que cuando vengan a nuestro Oriente encontraran un grupo de HH:. dispuestos a brindarles ayuda fraternal

  18. Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 12:48:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Pierre Noel
    E-mail:: pierrenoel1942@yahoo.com
    Location:: Brussels, Belgium
    Lodge:: Geoffroy de Saint Omer n0 18 (RGLB)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Brussels
    Office:: PM
    RQFC-topic: Swedish Rite (among others)

  19. Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 22:01:13 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: John Naughton
    E-mail:: janaughton@hotmail.com
    Location:: Overland Park, KS
    Lodge:: Wellsville Lodge #356
    Lodge Loc'n:: Wellsville, KS
    Office:: Junior Deacon
    RQFC-topic: Civil War Masonic emblems
    Message:: I am seeking photographic evidence of masonic emblems worn by Civil War soldiers. I have heard of watch fobs and rings, but need to know what they looked like. Also, any other types of masonic emblems worn by soldiers.

  20. Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 15:14:49 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: J. D. Crutchfield
    E-mail:: jdcrutch@iname.com
    Location:: New York, New York, U. S. A.
    RQFC-topic: Masonic song
    Message:: Thank you for this informative site. I am looking for the words to a song I heard on an old field recording from the mountains of my native Virginia, which I take to be a Masonic song. It is called "The Bright and Morning Star". Unfortunately the words on the record are not clear, and the singers had trouble remembering them. The author of the liner notes on the record was not even aware of the song's Masonic character. As best I can figure out, the first verse goes,

    Come all ye Knights, ye Knights of Molay
    And learn to do as I have done.
    You might have been [unclear] brighter
    When in the New Jerusalem.

    The chorus goes,

    We are the true-born sons of Levi.
    We are the true-born sons of God.
    We are the root and the branch of David,
    The bright and glorious Morning Star.

    It goes on to sing about the Ark of the Covenant and the crossing of the Jordan. If anybody can provide me with the correct words, I will be most grateful.

  21. Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 10:54:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: alexander johnstone
    E-mail:: hypnotwin@yahoo.com
    Location:: gourock,scotland
    Lodge:: lodge greenock st.johns 175
    Lodge Loc'n:: greenock scotland
    RQFC-topic: templars,sacred geometry,esoteric doctrines
    Message:: enjoyed ur pages ,via the net i have found many interesting and linking esoterica.i would be interested to hear from anyone out there interested in same.

  22. Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 11:51:44 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Negrier Patrick
    E-mail:: patvlad@club-internet.fr
    Location:: Paris (France)
    Lodge:: Roumanie unie, GLDF (France)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Paris (France)
    RQFC-topic: MASON WORD
    Message:: Bonjour mes frhres. J'aimerais connantre la plus ancienne rifirence du Mason word, non dans les imprimis, mais dans les manuscrits. D'avance merci de me ripondre. Mes voeux bien fraternels ` tous.

  23. Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 13:01:04 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Joseph David
    E-mail:: joseph@david1639.freeserve.co.uk
    Lodge:: Temple of Athene No 9541
    Lodge Loc'n:: Middlesex England
    RQFC-topic: Colour in Freemasons Regalia
    Message:: This is my research field. Am member of Temple of Athene No 9541 a research Lodge in the Province of Middlesex England. Have one paper in the Transactions of the Lodge but would welcome any information on how colours were selected which would add to my database.

  24. Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 21:48:47 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Ken Fuller
    E-mail:: KEN_G_FULLER@Compuserve.com
    Location:: Blackhill, CONSETT, County Durham, DH8 8NP. England
    Lodge:: King Oswald,7344 and Vale of Derwent Lecture Lodge,9051
    Lodge Loc'n:: Blackhill and Consett, England.
    Office:: P.M. and P. Pr. J.G.D; and W.M.
    RQFC-topic: General history of the craft and allied degrees
    Message:: Apart from the memberhip of the above lodges, I am also a PM in the Mark degree (Lodge 1145). I am 3rd principle in the Chapter (4080) and currently 2nd Principle elect, (installation October 2000). In the Vale of Derwent Lecture Chapter (9051) I am 1st Asst. Soj. In the Rose Croix Degree I am Outer Guard. I did not realise how much I was realy involved until I just typed that lot in, perhap I may have a commitment to the movement? All correspondence will be treated given due respect and eventually a reply.

  25. Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 05:23:50 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Serena Fisher
    E-mail:: spfisher@att.net
    Location:: Winter Springs, FL 32708
    RQFC-topic: Sanford High School April 19, 2902 (FLorida)
    Message:: First, the cornerstone of this building (April 19, 2902) has the inscription F & AM. I want to confirm the meaning of those letters. Second, I would like to know what is contained in the cornerstone, if anything. Please, can you pub me in contact with someone who would have that information. The building is in Seminole County in Sanford, Florida. It is located at 301 W. Seventh Street, Sanford, FL. Thank you!

  26. Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 16:16:43 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Dr. MARTON Louis
    E-mail:: malaci@matavnet.hu
    Location:: Budapest, Hungary
    Lodge:: Leonardo
    Lodge Loc'n:: Budapest
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Literature, masonic authors
    Message:: I am preparing an anthology on masonic literature, that's to say writings about the craft by masons or others.Would be gratefull for any suggestions.

  27. Date: Sun, 14 May 2000 10:46:59 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jose Nair
    E-mail:: josenair@yahoo.com
    Location:: Kollam, Kerala, India
    RQFC-topic: History, Culture, Practices, Symbols, Ideas on sex

  28. Date: Sun, 14 May 2000 18:49:36 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Rev. Frankie L. Boyette
    E-mail:: flboy8@bellsouth.net
    Location:: Addis, Louisiana
    Lodge:: Widow's Son #10
    Lodge Loc'n:: Plaquemine, Louisiana
    Office:: Lecturer
    Message:: I am requesting any information on available Prince Hall Mason videos or pictures that can be use for Masonic education for newly raised Masons.

  29. Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 07:24:09 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Keith Heesom
    E-mail:: geesh@iafrica.com
    Location:: Cape Town, South Africa
    Lodge:: Metropolitan Lodge No.2538 E.C.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cape Town
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Square and Compasses
    Message:: I am looking for a graphic of the square & compasses (black on white) - can anyone help?

  30. Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 08:16:07 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: t groves
    E-mail:: tgroves@email.com
    RQFC-topic: the initials FCB and V(U?)M
    Message:: I have a sword on my family with the initials FCB and V(U?)M. There is also a photo with my gggrandfather in a uniform with the writing "Texas 8". Any ideas? Thanks

  31. Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 21:43:23 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Ritchie
    E-mail:: Ritchie1784@yahoo.com
    Location:: Daytona Beach,Fl
    Lodge:: Boaz Lodge #212
    Lodge Loc'n:: Daytona Beach
    Office:: Junior Warden
    RQFC-topic: egyptian rite of memphis 96 degrees
    Message:: I'm trying to find out more of the Rite of Memphis of the high degrees. Please let me know more if you can

  32. Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 13:23:33 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Carol HOlland
    E-mail:: holland_carol@colstate.edu
    Location:: Columbus GA 31908
    Lodge:: My dad was a mason.
    Lodge Loc'n:: macon georgia
    RQFC-topic: Black Masons
    Message:: I'm researching the history of black masons from/in the south east. A professor at Columbus State is writing a book on it. Thank you for any help, any web direction, etc., having to do with this topic. holland_carol@colstate.edu

  33. Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 12:41:24 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Sam B. Stewart
    E-mail:: samstew@yahoo.com
    Location:: Claude, Texas USA
    Lodge:: Claude Lodge 719
    Lodge Loc'n:: Claude, Texas 79019
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Is there a Masonic Lodge in Charles City, Virginia
    Message:: Very nice site.

  34. Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 14:00:36 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: robair s.b.
    E-mail:: rrbbss31@yhoo.com
    Location:: jordan
    RQFC-topic: wtiting religion books
    Message:: actually , i am very glade to find your sit and i have the honor to become amember to sharing your activities and what you are looking for for our mutual benifits . in fact , i am a ( religion writer ) specially on ( islam and jewish ) faith and i would like to cooperate with you to publishing some of my books in ( usa )through your esteem orgnaization . many thanks agine , and i will be highly appreciate if i got your reply regarding this subject . best regards robair . b. thanks agine , appreciated your efforts ,

  35. Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 22:20:28 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jamie Nelson
    E-mail:: jamied23@hotmail.com
    Location:: Dover, Tennessee
    Message:: I am doing an essay about masonry to receive a scholarship to further my education at Murray State University this next fall. I need any information that would help me in any way to learn more about masonry and what it is all about. Please, if there is any information you could give me to help, I would be so thankful. Thank you for your time.

  36. Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 16:17:51 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: David Arthur Schempp
    E-mail:: schempda@midpac.navy.mil
    Location:: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii USA
    RQFC-topic: The life and times of female children of a Free Mason
    Message:: The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Ohio, and The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Hawaii will be the initial starting places for my research. I am looking forward to the process. Life is Learning, and Learning is Life.

  37. Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 12:49:18 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Raymond J. Spencer
    E-mail:: poldrv@aol.com
    Location:: Edmonton,Alberta,Canada
    Lodge:: Strathcona #77 (York Rite)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Edmonton,Alberta
    Office:: Senior Warden
    RQFC-topic: Samuel Benfield Steele, Lt. General Canadian Army
    Message:: Do you have any historical information on the late S.B. Steele, Lt. General Canadian Army and former Superintendent NWMP. I understand that he was a mason. Would you know where he was initated and raised (mother lodge)?

  38. Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 00:14:00 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jill Harris
    E-mail:: bernie.jill@sympatico.ca
    Location:: Kingsville ontario canada
    RQFC-topic: John Paltridge
    Message:: I am interested in any information about my great uncle John Paltridge who was a freemason in Des Moines in the 1940's and 50's

  39. Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 15:39:25 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Elois Deane (Cook) Snedon
    E-mail:: thelonewager@msn.com
    Location:: San Diego, CA
    Message:: I am looking for records on William Ollie Cook, postal worker in Chickasha, OK. Died circa 1937, had a masonic burial. His wife is buried next to him..legal name was Lydia Pearl (Ray) Cook. William Ollie's father was Thomas Jefferson Cook, MD. Buried in Rush Springs, OK. I understand if you have no info on this screen.

  40. Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 20:34:07 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Gerri Gioia
    E-mail:: bonesny99@yahoo.com
    Location:: Mastic Beach,New York,USA
    RQFC-topic: Ancestor
    Message:: I am researching my ancestor,William Henry Green,I know he was a member in Brooklyn,NY before 1950,I would like to know who I should write to to find out parents place of birth and profession.Thank You for helping me with this.

  41. Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 23:46:44 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Daniel Angseesing
    E-mail:: dangsees@unidrive.com.au
    Location:: 25 Galoway dr, Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia 3805
    RQFC-topic: All the information I can get on Freemasonary

  42. Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 06:56:28 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Lee campbell
    E-mail:: campbel@australis.aunz.com
    Location:: Woombye, Queensland Australia
    Lodge:: Southern Queensland Lodge 29
    Lodge Loc'n:: Beenleigh
    Office:: Tyler
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Jurisprudence
    Message:: I am interested in obtaining information on Grand lodge Officer's Duties & responsibilities.

  43. Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 08:58:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Adam Traker
    E-mail:: soleheart@hotmail.com
    Location:: Houston, USA
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and French revolution

  44. Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 21:25:08 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Devin Richardson
    E-mail:: devrx@prodigy.net
    Location:: West Monroe, LA 71291
    RQFC-topic: Mason sword
    Message:: I would like to find out information regarding Mason swords (who were they presented to, how many have been presented). Any ideas on where to find such information.

  45. Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 12:00:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Gerry
    E-mail:: ggaje57810@aol.com
    Location:: Buffalo NY USA
    Lodge:: Alden #594
    Lodge Loc'n:: Akron, NY
    Office:: Master
    RQFC-topic: Lodge address in Szczecin, Poland
    Message:: Need help to find a Lodge in Szczcin. Will visit there in July and would like to visit a Polish Lodge

  46. Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 13:06:23 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: ralph oneal
    E-mail:: raggttop91@yahoo.com
    Location:: ft.polk,la
    Lodge:: pride of leesville #467
    Lodge Loc'n:: lesville louisiana
    RQFC-topic: origins of freemasonry
    Message:: am trying to trace the evolution of freemasonry from its origins. before it came to america

  47. Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 14:00:20 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Leslie VanNordstrand
    E-mail:: lesliev@ourtownusa.net
    Location:: Inman, KS, United States
    Message:: I'm not sure if I should be on this page, I have just been searching the Internet for brick pricing in Maine and this page was the only one that looked like it might work. I am incorporated in a small business and have done very well here but am thinking about moving to Maine and just wondered how I would do there. If anyone knows brick pricing and if I could make a good income there. Thank you for your time.

    This is a website about "speculative" masonry or "Freemasonry", not "operative" stonemasonry. Sorry.
    Try using some of the on-line yellow pages sites.

  48. Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 20:56:49 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Leslie R. Williams
    E-mail:: leslie-w@email.msn.com
    Location:: Orlando, Florida USA
    Lodge:: Mount Moriah #400
    Lodge Loc'n:: Orlando, Florida
    Office:: Junior Deacon
    RQFC-topic: General Masonry
    Message:: Our newly consecrated lodge, Mount Moriah #400 in the 17th Masonic District of Florida has hopes to become one of the lodges that gives a hearty welcome to all freemasons and those that seek more light.

  49. Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2000 21:31:46 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Glenda Sullivan
    E-mail:: sully1@jps.net
    Location:: Meadow Vista, CA 95722 USA
    RQFC-topic: George Young/Volney Daggett/John J. Mosher
    Message:: I have an 1800's quilt hand made with 4 - 5 Shriners Ribbons sewed on it. Included is an 1889 Ribbon from the 1st 100 Years after George Washington was President. the Centinnial I think. If any one can tell me about the Shriner ribbon's, it was from one of the 3 men mentioned above. All three came from Wisconsin Walworth and Rock County. Glenda SUllivan

  50. Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 16:38:47 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Donna Green
    E-mail:: donged@dgreen10fsnet.co.uk
    Location:: Manchester, England
    Message:: Iam trying find information on my great granddad who was a mason in Northern Ireland circa early 1920/30's. His name was Thomas James Sloan. Can anyone help?

  51. Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 16:42:21 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: gary hunter
    E-mail:: henryabiff@hotmail
    Location:: forks wa. usa
    RQFC-topic: the seven dramas of creation
    Message:: how does the,not to be, become the,to be.how does ,the cosmic thought become every thought.

  52. Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 21:48:23 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Nicole Evers
    E-mail:: BEvers007@aol.com
    Location:: La Palma, CA North America
    RQFC-topic: French Masons in the 3rd Estate
    Message:: I am a student interested in joining a women's lodge, or at least like to attend public lectures. I would like to meet spiritual, enlightened people and study esoteric literature to further my understanding of Being. Thank you for your time. Peace and Blessings.

  53. Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 05:58:29 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Arni Leosson
    E-mail:: arnil@simnet.is
    Location:: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Lodge:: Edda no. 1
    Lodge Loc'n:: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Office:: Ass. Gr. Librarian
    RQFC-topic: Origin of Templar Masonry - Strict Observance
    Message:: Hello, Bros. I am researching the origins of Templar Masonry with special interest in the developments in France, Germany and Sweden during 1740 - 1770(ofcourse!). I am looking for someone with good knowledge of the subject to fill some gaps for me. Perhaps I have some pieces of the puzzle that you need too. Fraternally, Arni Leosson

  54. Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 11:25:48 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: John Siviter
    E-mail:: john@siviter.U-net.com
    Location:: Walton on Thames, England
    Lodge:: Claygate No.7930
    Lodge Loc'n:: Surrey ,England
    Office:: Junior Warden
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Contact
    Message:: I am a frequent visitor to the United States and would like to make informal Masonic contact in the Falls Church area of Virginia and San Diego Ca.

  55. Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 14:50:14 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Don Elli
    E-mail:: rle4de@webtv.net
    Location:: Caddo Gap Arkansas 71935
    Lodge:: xxxx
    Lodge Loc'n:: xxxx
    RQFC-topic: old friend
    Message:: I would like to know the name of the Eastern Star Retirement home in either Hurst Bedford or Eulis, Texas area and the e/mail if possible I am trying to locate Bob J Steele formally of Hurst Texas and a member of the Temple Thank You Don Elli

  56. Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 11:11:24 -0400 (EDT)
    Location:: JACKSONVILLE, AR.
    Lodge:: HAYGOOD #407
    Lodge Loc'n:: PINE BLUFF,AR

  57. Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 04:17:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: John Hoetjes
    E-mail:: johnhoetjes@xtra.co.nz
    Location:: Glentunnel New Zealand
    Lodge:: Malvern
    Lodge Loc'n:: Coalcate
    Office:: Christchurch New Zealand
    RQFC-topic: How to memorise the charges, at a ease way
    [Web-master's note: I am delighted to have another opportunity to recommend Wor. Mark Wak's excellent article on this subject. Please give it a try and let me know how it works for you.]

  58. Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 13:44:41 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: David A. Wyse
    E-mail:: remax_rent@laguna.com.mx
    Location:: Ajijic, Jalisco. Mexico
    Lodge:: Axixic Lodge # 31
    Lodge Loc'n:: Ajijic, Jalisco. Mexico
    Office:: Senior Grand Warden, M.W. York Grand Lodge of Mexico
    RQFC-topic: Ritual Differences- USA, CAnada, UK, Latin America
    Message:: Needed for a paper to be presented at the Southwestern Conference of Grand Masters in September of this year.

  59. Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 13:43:48 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Allen S. Beddoe
    E-mail:: abeddoe1@san.rr.com
    Location:: San Diego, CA. USA
    Lodge:: East San Diego Lodge #561, F.& A.M.
    Lodge Loc'n:: San Diego, CA
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Origin of Public Grand Honors
    Message:: I am looking for the origin of public grand honors. (3X3X3) Where and when did they originate?

  60. Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 14:59:06 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Carol Brisson
    E-mail:: CABWEBB@aol.com
    Location:: Los Alamitos, CA USA
    RQFC-topic: Alonzo Gardner Simmons "geneology"
    Message:: Looking for the father of Alonzo Gardner Simmons a masonic member from Los Angeles Co. CA.He died in Downey CA in the late 1960's and was married to Ruth Stevens? He was a dentist and had an office in Lynwood, CA. His mother was Charlotte Van Norden/Pitchie/Simmons. She was my great-grandmother. Alonzo was my grandmother's half-brother.

  61. Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 14:13:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Joseph N. Agostino
    E-mail:: agostino@ctrc.on.ca
    Location:: Timmins, Ontario, CANADA
    Lodge:: Aurum Lodge #704
    Lodge Loc'n:: Timmins. Ontario, CANADA
    Office:: Junior Deacon
    RQFC-topic: History of Freemasonry; Knights Templar