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3rd Quarter, 2005

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  1. Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 16:18:41 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Emil Albrecht
    E-mail:: albr2441@rogers.com
    Location:: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Lodge:: Luxor Daylight No.741
    Lodge Loc'n:: Ottawa 2 District, Ottawa, Ontario
    Office:: Past DDGM, Inner Guard
    Message:: Would like info regarding a Lodge in Sultan of Oman, if they have one and it is not clandestine.
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry in the Midle East
    RQFC Details: Interested in the Sultanate of Oman area.

  2. Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 13:53:05 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Warren Burnett
    E-mail:: yankeenotanokie@aol.com
    Location:: Thomas, Oklahoma
    Lodge:: Clinton Lodge #21
    Lodge Loc'n:: Clinton,Oklahoma
    Message:: I would like to visit Prince Hall's grave site, I think it is Boston, Mass. I would like to bring it up on-line if possible. Thank you for your help, Warren
    RQFC-topic: Prince Hall's grave site.

  3. Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 22:49:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: reynaldo v. gatica jr.
    E-mail:: junmb190e@mchsi.com
    Location:: columbia, missouri, usa
    Lodge:: twilight lodge #114 AF&AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

    RQFC-topic: YORKRITE

  4. Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 05:47:12 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Charles Buchanan
    E-mail:: Freemason@cmlb.ca
    Location:: Victoria, BC Canada
    Lodge:: Victoria Columbia Lodge No 1
    Lodge Loc'n:: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Office:: Secretary
    Message:: Feel free to contact me re any Masonic, Royal Arch, Consistory or Scottish Rite topic
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry as Social phenomenon
    RQFC Details: I am interested in the real reason for the spread of this English Social movement throughout most of the world. What was/is its atrraction. What is the reason it continues today

  5. Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 17:31:52 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Tim Shanks
    E-mail:: tjshanks@verizon.net
    Location:: Marlborough, MA, USA
    Lodge:: Bytown Lodge No.721
    Lodge Loc'n:: Ottawa, Ontario
    Office:: Junior Steward

    RQFC-topic: Early Masonic activity in New England
    RQFC Details: I am doing a research paper on New England in and after the American Industrial Revolution and I want to examine the masons in the milltowns. I would appreciate someone pointing me towards any available sources. If possible I would like to focus on the city of Worcester, MA.

  6. Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 11:57:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: john
    E-mail:: boolaa@hotmail.com
    Location:: dubai
    Lodge:: freedom

    RQFC-topic: The origins of Freemasons

  7. Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 19:14:19 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Cecilia
    E-mail:: caldana@ddnet.com.ar
    Location:: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Message:: I am doing research on the influence of masonry in the American REvolution. If someone has something that might help, pls contact me.
    RQFC-topic: Masonry in the American Revolution
    RQFC Details: I have to present a paper of 15 pages explaining, describing, etc if the American REvolution was influenced by Masonry.

  8. Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 08:43:45 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: D R H C Thompson
    E-mail:: dickon@themasonicdiary.com
    Location:: London, England
    Lodge:: Faith No 141, Canada 3527
    Lodge Loc'n:: London
    Office:: Senior Deacon
    Message:: Does anyone know when the Latin phrase "Virtus iunxit, mors non separabit" was first used, why it normally has "junxit" rather than the more correct Latin "iunxit" and who originally coined the phrase?
    RQFC-topic: Rose Croix Individual Degrees
    RQFC Details: Investigating the degrees from 1 to 18 (as I am not yet 19+) and trying to record their historical development.

  9. Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 21:32:16 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Deardeary R. Sutton
    E-mail:: deejaybb@aol.com
    Location:: Springlake, NC
    Lodge:: SpringBranch Lodge #41 PHA
    Lodge Loc'n:: Tarheel, NC
    Office:: JD

    RQFC-topic: origions of freemasonry

  10. Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 22:13:14 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: h Lee
    E-mail:: alouise6@hotmail.com
    Location:: chicago, IL

    RQFC-topic: Grand masters
    RQFC Details: Good Evening- Im trying to find information on a silverplate engraved chapagne bucket, the inscription says, 1985 Grandmaster - Dopug Brodie. I'm trying to determine if the, "Grandmaster" refers to freemasonry. Thanks for any help you can offer.

  11. Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 01:58:36 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jeff Parham
    E-mail:: jsp1440@aol.com
    Location:: Bremerton, WA
    Lodge:: Bremerton Lodge #117
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bremerton WA
    Office:: Sr. Warden
    Message:: I have a masonic blog and have been looking for other blogs on masonic subjects. I haven't found many or at least any serious ones besides my own. If you come across any, it would be great to make a link of blogs available. I have your page bookmarked and work off of it often. Thanks Jeff Jeffery S. Parham Sr. Warden Bremerton Lodge #117 Free & Accepted Masons of Washington (360) 271-3971 Masonic Reflections http://masonicreflections.blogspot.com/
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Word Origins
    RQFC Details: Particulary interested in origins of masonic idioms, any research information would be appreciated

  12. Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 19:07:43 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Kyle J. Rooney
    E-mail:: rooneyk@shawnee.edu
    Location:: Portsmouth, Ohio
    Message:: A curious mind in a curious world.
    RQFC-topic: Sons of Malta in Portsmouth, Ohio
    RQFC Details: I am writing an article for a local newspaper (Portsmouth Free Press) about the Sons of Malta and how they influenced Portsmouth, Ohio. I do not know where to start, I have tried the local history department of our public library but their records only go back to 1868. The Sons of Malta began sometime between 1854 and 1859 and died out before the end of the Civil War (this is all I have found on the order). This article will not slander or speak negatively of masons. I hope this article will give light on the good masons have done for our country, that is if I ever obtain enough information to complete the article. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  13. Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 13:41:31 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Reginald Sadler
    E-mail:: rsadler@glasgow-ky.com
    Location:: Glasgow, Kentucky
    Lodge:: Allen #24
    Lodge Loc'n:: Glasgow, Kentucky
    Office:: Senior Steward
    Message:: You have a very good site. I enjoy looking at the site. I am past master of my lodge
    RQFC-topic: masonic funeral ceremonies

  14. Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 05:26:56 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Robert Guffey
    E-mail:: ka5bhy@earthlink.net
    Location:: Cooper, Texas USA
    Lodge:: Delta 1240
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cooper, Texas
    Office:: Worshipful Master
    Message:: It has been an interesting journey for me through Masonry. When I began I had no idea what Masonry was about, now I know I shall always be learning.
    RQFC-topic: General Masonic Info
    RQFC Details: I would like to know how and if yoru rituals differ from other lodges around the world.

  15. Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 07:46:23 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Gary Bond
    E-mail:: bondi@lodgeroomuk.com
    Location:: Saxmundham, Suffolk, England
    Lodge:: Adair Lodge #936 (UGLE)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Suffolk, England
    Office:: Steward
    Message:: Just a small note to say how much i have enjoyed reading your site. The information is informative and in an easy to use format.
    RQFC-topic: Differences
    RQFC Details: I am compiling a simple booklet for the travelling Mason. Divided into sections: - Arriving Proving Entering Opening During Meeting Closing Exiting At the Festive Board Customs and etiquette. With a view of giving the travelling man info regarding the differences in the forementioned subjects in the different provinces and jursdictions of the world.

    [Web-master's note: I think you'll find that such a book (not a booklet actually but a pretty thick book, in 2 volumes) already exists: http://www.geocities.com/kentgmp/aboutfu.html Not to say there couldn't be another, but I wanted to make sure you knew.]

  16. Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 01:31:01 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Anait Keuchguerian
    E-mail:: arekag@videotron.ca
    Location:: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    RQFC-topic: My research interests are not directly linked to Freemasonry. However, there is an indirect connection that ties the two topics together. It involves the Sacred Geometry, its significance for the craft and its cultural impact throughout history.
    RQFC Details: Particulars: Platonic Solids, Spirals,Hexagrams,Pentagrams, PHI ratio and their connection to Masonic traditions

  17. Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 17:10:28 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: antero reyes
    E-mail:: spender1@sbcglobal.net
    Location:: watsonville, california
    Message:: I am researching my father's history with the Masonic Lodge.
    RQFC-topic: History of My father's participation in the Masonic Order
    RQFC Details: My father was killed in 1949. HIs name was Juan Blando Garcia. He belonged to the Worshipful Dapitan #44 (F & AM) Gran Orient Filipino Masonic Lodge. I was 7 years old when he was killed, so that part of his life is unknown to me. Would appreciate any help in this pursuit. My apologies for submitting this a second time, but I forgot to include my father's name.

  18. Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 19:13:20 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Leemah Kaaid
    E-mail:: Limabean8@aol.com
    Location:: Bflo N.Y U.S.A.

    RQFC-topic: Basic information
    RQFC Details: I am trying to write my first romance novel. I did not know that the Masons were a real organization. Now I want to make sure that If I do write about a character that is a Mason. I want it to be realistic and honorable. Without makeing a mistake and dishonor your organization.

  19. Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 00:12:41 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Brian Fitzgerald
    E-mail:: bafdnd@yahoo.com
    Location:: Macomb, IL United States
    Message:: I'm interested in learning as much as I can about freemasonry and masonic principles in general.
    RQFC-topic: Masonry in Reference to the Cask of Amontillado
    RQFC Details: This started out as a simple research presentation, but now that I have read your site, I am interested in any information I am able to procure. I would greatly appreciate any information you can give me. Thank you!

  20. Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 21:06:50 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Melvin Miller
    E-mail:: mill48@netscape.com
    Location:: Lake Charles, LA USA
    Lodge:: Ionic Lodge #26
    Lodge Loc'n:: Lake Charles, LA
    Message:: Greetings to Masons everywhere. Fraternally, Melvin Miller
    RQFC-topic: Prince Hall Americanism Day
    RQFC Details: I would like any information on its origin and why it is so widely celebrated among Prince Hall Masons

  21. Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 12:49:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Fred Waldron
    E-mail:: fred.waldron@jpmchase.com
    Location:: Lodi, NJ, USA
    Lodge:: Boiling Spring 152
    Lodge Loc'n:: Rutherford NJ
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Masons motto
    RQFC Details: Looking for origin and/or Masonic connection of motto: "VIRTUS IUNXIT MORS NON SEPARABIT"

    [Webmaster's note: "[That which] Virtue has united, Death shall not separate" -- the motto of the Scottish Rite 14th degree. For more mottoes, see http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/history/masonic_mottoes.html