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4th Quarter, 1995

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  1. Date: Mon, 2 Oct 95 01:39:58 -0400
    Name:: Laurent Sorell
    Lodge:: Rising Star 429, Kerrville 697, Texas Research Lodge
    Location:: Center Point, TX (Rising Star)
    E-mail:: sorell1@ktc.com
    RQFC-topic: THE LANDMARKS OF FREEMASONRY
    Message:: THE LANDMARKS OF FREEMASONRY: Does your G.L. has (had) an official list of them? Is the list enforced or fell in obsolescence?

  2. Date: Tue, 3 Oct 95 17:17:25 -0400
    Name:: Philip John Kraus
    Location:: Columbus, Ohio
    E-mail:: ULZM64A@prodigy.com
    RQFC-topic: The background on the "true" lost word of a Master Mason.

  3. Date: Tue, 3 Oct 95 22:26:22 -0400
    Name:: Hilda Beatriz Pomares Treto
    E-mail:: hildabp@bridge.net
    RQFC-topic: The kabbala and other western esoteric teachings

  4. Date: Fri, 6 Oct 95 13:38:40 -0400
    Name:: craig mcinturff
    Lodge:: fountain city 757
    Location:: knoxville tn
    Office:: na
    E-mail:: cmcin@utkvx.utk.edu
    RQFC-topic: affilliated organizations
    Message:: This is being sent again as I goofed the previous message up. I am interested receiving info concerning two organizations. One is the Ancient and Primitive Rite and the second is the Universal Engineer Craftsman(or something like that) The Universal Engineer Craftsman were engineers who were masons and was based out of Cleveland OH. I have made it a project to trace all of the organizations listed in the Masonic Service Associations booklet "Allied Masonic Organizations " and this is the only one I could not find evidence of continued existence or evidence of DIMISE. I would like to know definitely of its existence or dealth. Thank YOU Craig

  5. Date: Sat, 7 Oct 95 08:15:49 -0400
    Name:: Ken Anderson
    Lodge:: Edward Frederick Hanson Lodge No 9463
    Location:: Worcester, England
    Office:: Junior Deacon, Sceretary of Lodge of Instruction
    E-mail:: 100272,26@COMPUSERVE
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Songs
    Message:: I want to create a collection of Masonic Songs. This will include both those sung in the Temple and particularly those sung at the Festive Board. Examples are the Opening Ode in the Temple and the Entered Apprentices Song sung sung at the Festive Board. Please forward any to me by e-mail in the first place.

  6. Date: Mon, 9 Oct 95 06:20:50 -0400
    Name:: michael miller
    E-mail:: M.Miller@herts.ac.uk
    RQFC-topic: qabballah
    Message:: can anyone help me out as to the supposed heavy influence of qabballistic philosophy & ritual in masonry? also, does robert anton wilson's depiction of 18th c. masonry (the earth will shake) have any historical accuracy?

  7. Date: Mon, 9 Oct 95 17:18:38 -0400
    Name:: Carl-Peter Lindin
    Lodge:: The S:t John Lodge of Carl
    Location:: Kalmar, Sweden
    Office:: First Broher of Introduction (FIB)
    E-mail:: carl-peter.linden@gyskol.kalmar.se
    RQFC-topic: How does the Swedish system correspond to the North American?
    Message:: What are the main differences between the Swedish and the North American system?

  8. Date: Fri, 13 Oct 95 11:32:22 -0400
    Name:: Cary De Dura
    Lodge:: Fidelity #119
    Location:: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
    E-mail:: nstn1757@fox.nstn.ca
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Literature and .gifs
    Message:: Greetings Bretheren and all. I am intersted in snail adresses for obtaining Masonic literature and net adresses for gif files etc. Thanks in advance to those who respond.

  9. Date: Fri, 13 Oct 95 14:09:27 -0400
    Name:: Thomas Ashley
    Lodge:: St Johns #1 Providence, R.I.
    Location:: East Greenwich, R.I.
    Office:: Presiding Master
    E-mail:: ASHLETA@GWSMTP.NU.COM
    RQFC-topic: Early Colonial Masonry in the Colonies
    Message:: St Johns #1 P. R.I. was chartered in 1757,I am interested in early histoty of masonic activity during this period in New England.If anyone is interested in our lodge's history I'll be happy to supply the info.

  10. Date: Sat, 14 Oct 95 11:36:33 -0400
    Name:: Leopoldo Minicucci
    Lodge:: Sagittario G.L. of Italy Palazzo Vitelleschi
    Location:: Prato Florence Italy
    E-mail:: minicuccil@alice.centrohl.it
    RQFC-topic: symbols and rituals

  11. Date: Sun, 15 Oct 95 04:40:48 -0400
    Name:: Ron Cadieux
    E-mail:: rcadieux@yorku.ca
    RQFC-topic: Masonry in Canada, its history and symbolism
    Message:: Thanks for a glimpse into the fascinating world of masonry. My grandfather, Lieutenant-Colonel Malcolm David Graham, (late of Ottawa, Canada) was a Freemason, and I have always wanted to learn more about this fine organization. Warmest regards, R. Toronto, Canada.

  12. Date: Sun, 15 Oct 95 11:59:37 -0400
    Name:: Teodoro Fischetti
    Lodge:: Fratellanza e Progresso n0 987
    Location:: Modena - Italy
    Office:: Past Master. 330
    E-mail:: teodoro.fischetti@netservice.tfnet.org
    RQFC-topic: History of Free Masonry espec. Ancient and Accepted Rite
    Message:: I'am looking for material (documents, books, articles, ecc.) about 280, Knight of the Sun., in all languages.

  13. Date: Mon, 16 Oct 95 12:32:01 -0400
    Name:: Gerhard Polan
    Lodge:: Asquith Lodge No 146 G.R.S. A.F.&A.M.
    Location:: Asquith, Sask Canada
    Office:: Sect.:Add.Asquith Lodge A.F.& A.M.120 Ruoert Drive Saskatoon Sk S&K 1B3 Canada
    E-mail:: gpolan@the.link.ca
    RQFC-topic: German Lodges after World War 2
    Message:: My Name is Gerhard Polan and I am a MM.I am also a Hon.Member of the Johannis-Freimaureloge Eiche AUF Roter Erde Nr.683 i.O.HERNE.Grossloge A.F. u.A.M.v.D.in den VGLvD Herne is in the Ruhrvalley and is my Birthscity.I like to have Contact mit Masons in Germany in german, and Br.from all over.Fraternal Greetings G.Polan

  14. Date: Mon, 16 Oct 95 16:20:06 -0400
    Name:: Nils Martola
    Lodge:: Stor Capitlet i Finland, also: St Henrik (Local)
    Location:: Abo, Finland (the local lodge)
    Office:: Kaskisgt 13; Abo, Finland
    E-mail:: nmartola@abo.fi
    RQFC-topic: The Testament of Pater Dionysios Zacharias of Athos
    Message:: I am working with a Swedish translation of a text with the title (in English): The Testament of Pater Dionysios Zacharias from Mount Athos (1522). It does not contain any information on the antecedents of the translation. I would be grateful for any information about this text, which presumbaly originates in Germany.

  15. Date: Tue, 17 Oct 95 08:15:29 -0400
    Name:: CHANGE OF E-MAIL ADDRESS: Laurent Sorell (entry of 10/02/95)
    Lodge:: Rising Star 429, Texas Lodge of Research
    Location:: Center Point, Texas
    E-mail:: NEW ADDRESS: lsorell@ktc.com
    RQFC-topic: Landmarks of Freemasonry
    Message:: A few Grand Lodges compiled in the past official lists of recognized Landmarks; Has your G.L. such a list? In the affirmative, is it still used or did it fell into obsolescence?

  16. Date: Fri, 20 Oct 95 08:39:32 -0400
    Name:: Art Rake
    Lodge:: Oakridge Lodge No. 708
    Location:: London West District, London, Ontario, Canada
    Office:: PDDGM
    E-mail:: artrake@serix.com
    RQFC-topic: s, g or t and w

  17. Date: Sat, 21 Oct 95 16:39:47 -0400
    Name:: Juan Felipe Ruiz Sabido
    Lodge:: Europa #42
    Location:: Barcelona (Spain)
    E-mail:: jfruiz@ibm.net
    RQFC-topic: All masonic
    Message:: Please add my name to any email mailing lists having to do with Masonic information.
    Para E-mail, dado mis bajos conocimientos del idioma ingles desearia correspondencia con hermanos de habla Hispana
    Saludos... Juan Felipe

  18. Date: Sat, 21 Oct 95 21:09:34 -0400
    Name:: pete strayer
    Location:: harrisburg, pa
    RQFC-topic: info. on historical masons

  19. Date: Mon, 23 Oct 95 18:20:49 -0400
    Name:: Edel Lopez
    Lodge:: "Articulo 27 Constitucional" No. 17
    Location:: Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
    E-mail:: sce@cicese.mx
    RQFC-topic: temple design
    Message:: Sorry, but I don't understand the lodge office cuestion, and I'm researching the correct architecture styles and everything regarding the material temple

  20. Date: Thu, 26 Oct 95 00:13:25 -0400
    Name:: Sinan Alexander Edil
    E-mail:: sedil@students.wisc.edu
    RQFC-topic: Free Masonary in the 18th and 19th Centuries, and its impact on the enlightment
    Message:: Well, I am a student at U of Wisconsin, Madison. I got interested in freemasonary, so I decided to do a research for my German Culture and History Class. I am pariculary interested in the 18th and 19th Century of Free MAsonary and its impact on the Enlightment. If some masons or other people could help me, I would greatly appreciate the help. Thanks, Sinan.

  21. Date: Thu, 26 Oct 95 16:30:17 -0400
    Name:: Meg Prince
    E-mail:: meg@c2.org
    RQFC-topic: Golden Dawn
    Message:: I was wondering if a Masonry Society or Masonry-like society exists for women?

  22. Date: Fri, 27 Oct 95 19:02:38 -0400
    Name:: G.F.Kristjansson
    Lodge:: Eir no.1551
    Location:: Egilsstadir Iceland
    Office:: I.P.M.
    E-mail:: gudmkr@itn.is
    RQFC-topic: Le Droit Humain
    Message:: I would like to get into contact with Brothers and Sisters of the Co Masonic Order - Le Droit Humain -

  23. Date: Sat, 28 Oct 95 23:52:14 -0400
    Name:: William Almeida de Carvalho
    Lodge:: Lodge Equity & Justice #2336
    Location:: Brasilia - Brazil
    E-mail:: walmeida@embratel.net.br
    RQFC-topic: Reprints of Ahiman Rezon (1756)of Laurence Dermott and the opening of the Book of the Law (bible quotation) in all the rites.l

  24. Date: Sat, 28 Oct 95 23:59:36 -0400
    Name:: William Almeida de Carvalho
    Lodge:: Lodge Equity & Justice #2336
    Location:: Brasilia - Brazil
    E-mail:: walmeida@embratel.net.br
    RQFC-topic: Reprints of old masonic books
    Message:: I'm filiate to the Research Lodge of the Grand Orient of Brazil and Corresponce Member of Quatuor Coronati Lodge in London. I want to contact research lodges around the world.

  25. Date: Sun, 29 Oct 95 13:01:33 -0500
    Name:: Patrick Minges
    Lodge:: Eastgate Lodge #692
    Location:: Charlotte, N.C.
    E-mail:: pm47@columbia.edu
    RQFC-topic: Native Americans and Freemasonry
    Message:: I am interested in materials related to the origin and sustenance of masonic lodges among the Five Nations in Indian Territory before it became Oklahoma. There is some mention of these in J. Fred Latham's Freemasonry in Oklahoma, but i need more info. Particularly, there are a set of papers in the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma Library in Oklahoma City. However, being here in NYC, it makes it hard for me to access them and there doesnt seem to be an interlibrary loan. If anyone can help me or any Oklahoma City masons happen upon this, please drop me a line.

  26. Date: Sun, 29 Oct 95 20:52:24 -0500
    Name:: William Eustace LeVeque
    Lodge:: Grand Island Lodge No. 422 F.& A.M.
    Location:: Munising, Michigan
    Office:: Past Master 89'
    E-mail:: WLEVEQUE@EDCEN.EHHS.CMICH.EDU
    RQFC-topic: Masonry and Mormonism

  27. Date: Mon, 30 Oct 95 23:09:33 -0500
    Name:: michael peterson
    E-mail:: mpeterso7414@vax2.winona.msus.edu
    RQFC-topic: i am researching masons in the S.E. MN area
    Message:: I am interested in the Masons and their activities in South Eastern Minnesota. I am writing an essay for an english composition class. If there are any Masons who would like to submit information to my paper fel free.

  28. Date: Tue, 31 Oct 95 04:36:52 -0500
    Name:: INDEKEU JOHN-LOUIS
    Lodge:: DURBAN NORTH 6120 EC
    Location:: DURBAN (NEW REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA)
    Office:: W.MASTER
    E-mail:: jlindeke@nbs.co.za
    RQFC-topic: BELGIAN MASONS
    Message:: WHERE ARE YOU, BELGIAN MASONS ? I SEE VERRY FEW OF YOU ON THE NET ! I TRY TO ENTER IN CONTACT WITH YOU BEING A MM HERE IN SA. IT WOULD BE NICE BE BE KEPT IN TOUCH WITH MY HOME COUNTRY. KEEP WELL BRETHREN, AND SEE YOU ON THE NET. JLI.

  29. Date: Tue, 31 Oct 95 18:23:51 -0500
    Name:: JOHN W. CLEARMAN
    Lodge:: HOME LODGE No. 370
    Location:: dES mOINES, IA 50311-2412
    Office:: WORSHIPFUL MASTER
    E-mail:: AOL JCLEARF33A
    RQFC-topic: ORIGIN OF THE MASONIC FRATERNITY
    Message:: I AM INTERESTED IN GAINING LIGHT RE: THE ORIGINS OF FREEMASONRY. JOHN ROBINSON VS CONVENTIONAL HISTORY.

  30. Date: Wed, 1 Nov 95 17:56:52 -0500
    Name:: Christopher A. Romero
    Lodge:: Temple Lodge #6 (DeMolay {Master Councilor})
    Location:: 3901 Osuna Albuquerque New Mexico
    Office:: Master Councilor
    RQFC-topic: More information for Demolay related topics

  31. Date: Thu, 2 Nov 95 17:33:03 -0500
    Name:: Edward R. Keene
    Lodge:: Fernwood Lodge No. 543
    Location:: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Office:: Senior Warden - (W.M. in 1996)
    E-mail:: edward.r.keene@Bell-Atl.Com
    RQFC-topic: Anyone have any good talks or demonstrations on 'TEAMWORK'
    Message:: I'm leaving this message for a two-fold purpose. First to inquire if any of the Brethren have any good documented talks on 'TEAMWORK' (including a demonstration, skit, etc). Secondly, to invite any of the Brethren who might be visiting Philadelphia, to attend my Lodge meeting. We meet on the second Thursday of every month, with but two exceptions (July & August). Our meetings generally start promptly at 7:00 p.m. and are held in center city at the Masonic Temple - 1 North Broad Street. If in the event you do visit Philadelphia but are unable to attend my Lodge meeting, I'd like to suggest you take a tour of the Masonic Temple. I promise, you will not be sorry. Tours are conducted Monday thru Friday and last from 1/2 hour to 45 mins. Brethren, the tours are absolutely FREE, and again, you will not be disappointed!!! If you plan to be in the area, and attend a Fernwood Lodge Stated Meeting, please drop me a line, so that I may personally greet you personally! . Hope to see you soooooooooon!!!

  32. Date: Thu, 2 Nov 95 19:11:08 -0500
    Name:: Lawrence Blocker
    Lodge:: Huntington Lodge #78
    Location:: Wyandanch NY
    E-mail:: Rascal@pipeline.com
    RQFC-topic: Video
    Message:: Looking for videos in regards to masonary. Where can i find them

  33. Date: Fri, 3 Nov 95 11:42:48 -0500
    Name:: Adrian M. Butler
    Lodge:: Pride of Melbourne #318 PHA
    Location:: Melbourne, Florida
    Office:: Financial Secretary
    E-mail:: adrianb.aftac.gov
    RQFC-topic: Blue House training reference/guide for new members
    Message:: I am attempting to put together various training/study material for new members. Any help in this endeavor would be appreciated. This includes info on all 3 Blue House degrees.

  34. Date: Fri, 3 Nov 95 19:53:34 -0500
    Name:: Amargi
    E-mail:: boogienation@earthlink.net
    RQFC-topic: Merkaba radionic broadcasting in Long Beach, CA
    Message:: I am not yet a mason but I need help with my research. I am testing radionic type "broadcasts" over the city of Long Beach, California. When the tones, harmonics, rhythms and beats pour down form the sky in the middle of the night as if from nowhere, you will hear my work. I still need help and info on who to contact for assistance. - Amargi

  35. Date: Sat, 4 Nov 95 04:08:33 -0500
    Name:: Kellon L. Earl
    Lodge:: Mount Zion Lodge #705
    Location:: Chattanooga, Tenneessee
    Office:: Treasuary
    RQFC-topic: Prince Hall and Black American in Masonry
    Message:: Just trying to find out more information about Black Non Prince Hall Lodges and Prince Hall Lodges.

  36. Date: Wed, 8 Nov 95 06:09:44 -0500
    Name:: Farroq Rabbani
    E-mail:: F_Rabban@eng.hud.ac.uk
    RQFC-topic: Grand Viziers
    Message:: Can anyone send me some information on Grand Viziers for research purposes. Also can you send me information about recruitment methods..

  37. Date: Thu, 7 Dec 95 08:25:39 EST
    Name:: Barry.L.Mason
    Lodge:: Carleton 4582
    Location:: London
    Office:: Steward
    E-mail:: flagship@euronet.nl
    RQFC-topic: NL.Lodges and Historical Information.
    Message:: 1. I'm looking for an English working lodge near to my Town "ARNHEM" in the Netherlands. 2. My Dutch Nephew has to write a school paper and has chosen the craft as a topic. Is there any concise material available for him to use as a basis for his research?

  38. Date: Fri, 8 Dec 95 14:41:41 EST
    Name:: TRuong Tan Trung
    Lodge:: Les Solistices N0459
    Location:: Orient de Laon, France, Grande loge nationale francaise
    Office:: Provincial Officer of Flandersd province
    E-mail:: ftruong@pratique.fr
    RQFC-topic: Eastern philosophy

  39. Date: Mon, 11 Dec 95 02:52:27 EST
    Name:: Christopher Rhombeg
    Lodge:: St Georges Lodge
    Location:: Pinelands, Cape Town , South Africa
    Office:: Junior Deacon
    E-mail:: chris@silicon.co.za
    RQFC-topic: King Solomon's Temple
    Message:: I need all the info I can get!

  40. Date: Mon, 11 Dec 95 19:45:07 EST
    Name:: Dave Siviter
    Lodge:: St. David's 384,
    Location:: North Wales
    E-mail:: dave@bethesda.demon.co.uk
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Staffordshire Pottery Figures.
    Message:: I'm interested in any names of famous Masons particularly ones which are known to be portrayed as Staffordshire pottery figurines.

  41. Date: Mon, 11 Dec 95 20:10:42 EST
    Name:: Aleks Andrzejewski
    Lodge:: Mt Moriah No 39
    Location:: Las Vegas NV USA
    Office:: Senior Steward
    E-mail:: attila3@ix.netcom.com
    RQFC-topic: Polish Freemasons
    Message:: I am looking for information on Freemasonry in Poland and how I can electronicly contact them

  42. Date: Mon, 11 Dec 95 20:24:46 EST
    Name:: Aleks Andrzejewski
    Lodge:: Mt Moriah No 39
    Location:: Las Vegas, NV USA
    Office:: Senior Steward
    E-mail:: attila3.ix.netcom.com
    RQFC-topic: Polish Freemasonry/Masonic Chat Lines
    Message:: I am interested in Freemasonry in Poland. I would like to communicate with them. Also, are there any Masonic chat lines?

  43. Date: Tue, 12 Dec 95 13:49:16 EST
    Name:: Art Mackie
    Lodge:: Ivanhoe #142, G.R.A.
    Location:: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    E-mail:: Mackie_Art@Tandem.Com
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Lodges inside German P.o.W. Camps
    Message:: I'm interested in any information relating to Lodges within German P.o.W camps during the second world war.(i.e. Lodges started by Allied prisoners) In addition, I'm also interested in information regarding Nazi policy/persecution of Freemasonry

  44. Date: Wed, 13 Dec 95 02:00:13 EST
    Name:: Bro. Raymond R. Padilla
    Lodge:: WKW Mil Lodge #30
    Location:: Wuerzburg Germany
    Office:: Grand Lodge Of Oklahoma PHA
    E-mail:: eaid-so-si-scc@emh2.korea.army.mil
    RQFC-topic: The Relationship Between PHA F&AM & AF&AM
    Message:: If Masonry is Universal then why is there a seperation of the affiliations? Does not brotherly love and friendship always prevail? I will greet any brother on the square if he greets me on the plum we shall always be level!

  45. Date: Tue, 12 Dec 95 15:30:10 EST
    Name:: Sean Richard Lemster
    Lodge:: Pomona Masonic Lodge
    Location:: Pomona, California
    E-mail:: LEMSTSR@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU
    RQFC-topic: General knowledge on the origins of Free Masonry
    Message:: I am only of Entered Apprentice level, and have since moved from California to Kentucky and have not had the chance to continue my work. However, in transfering to the University I searched for other Fraternal Organizations and joined the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. After being initiated I found many similarities.... I am searching for the purpose of these similarities and if there is any connection between them. Thanks

  46. Date: Thu, 14 Dec 95 12:35:50 EST
    Name:: David A. Jeffreys M.M.
    Lodge:: Malahide #140
    Location:: Aylmer, Ontario, Canada
    E-mail:: jeffreys@kanservu.ca
    RQFC-topic: Early documentation of Masonry
    Message:: If any bretheren know of some 'earliest known documented references' to Freemasonry I would appreciate receiving them. My e-mail address is jeffreys@kanservu.ca. Thank you in anticipation of some informative responses.

  47. Date: Sat, 16 Dec 95 12:59:38 EST
    Name:: ENRIQUE GOMEZ-GALAN
    E-mail:: rtn0329@rtn.net.mx
    RQFC-topic: I would like to know about the history of Masonry in Mexico.
    Message:: I would like to join. How?

  48. Date: Sat, 16 Dec 95 14:18:25 EST
    Name:: Bruce A. Cox
    Lodge:: Stigler Lodge 121 A.F.& A.M
    Location:: Stigler, OK USA
    E-mail:: brucecox@ionet.net
    RQFC-topic: St. John's Day
    Message:: I am looking for reports for our St. John's Day celebration. Any help would be appreciated.

  49. Date: Sat, 16 Dec 95 20:32:06 EST
    Name:: William Alexander Thurbsy
    Lodge:: Esperance Lodge 61TC
    Location:: Franklin Tasmania, Australia
    Office:: Junior Deacon
    E-mail:: top@hba.trumpet.com.au
    RQFC-topic: Original History of Masonry
    Message:: The origins of Masonry in particular Scottish Masonry.

  50. Date: Sun, 17 Dec 95 16:24:05 EST
    Name:: Dr. Sandro CEREGHINI
    Lodge:: R.:L.: Magistri Comacini
    Location:: Como (Italia)
    Office:: Master
    E-mail:: shalom@mbox.vol.it
    RQFC-topic: Magistri Comacini

  51. Date: Wed, 20 Dec 95 12:10:43 EST
    Name:: Dr. Susan M. Sommers
    E-mail:: ssommers@stvincent.edu
    RQFC-topic: 18th century British freemasonry
    Message:: I am researching a group of "sham" or "mock" masons in 1790 in Ipswich, Suffolk , England. I am looking for information on Bro. Ebenezer Sibley. I am also looking for an American source for Ars quatuor coronatorum: being the Transactions of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge no. 2076. Thanks!

  52. Date: Sat, 23 Dec 95 05:28:30 EST
    Name:: Alan Hart
    Lodge:: Pacific Leinster # 2
    Location:: Wellington, New Zealand
    Office:: Past Master and Grand Secretary, GLNZ
    E-mail:: hart@actrix.gen.nz
    RQFC-topic: Youth orders and their place in the future of Freemasonry
    Message:: also if any other NZ Freemasons could eMail me or Ed Robinson in order that we can compile a list. See also the article in the latest New Zealand Freemason. Hope you liked it! Merry christmas to all

  53. Date: Thu, 28 Dec 95 00:47:57 EST
    Name:: Leonardo BIGLIOCCA
    Lodge:: FIORENZA n.1141 - GRANDE ORIENTE D'ITALIA
    Location:: Florence - Italy
    Office:: Via Fattori, 25 - I-50132 Florence (Italy)
    E-mail:: L.Bigliocca@agora.stm.it
    RQFC-topic: Medieval routes in Italy - Psycology - Symbolism

  54. Date: Thu, 28 Dec 95 18:51:41 EST
    Name:: Dr. Gary D. Colby
    Lodge:: LaFayette-Dupont #19
    Location:: Washington, DC
    Office:: Trouble-maker
    E-mail:: ColbyG@OTD.NCI.NIH.GOV
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Funerals & Recipes for Masonic gatherings
    Message:: Hi Guys, I'm in the process of writing two books - one on Masonic funeral ritual - the other a collection of recipes for use at Masonic gatherings. I could use two bits of help: 1) I'm still trying to collect funeral rituals from each U.S. jurisdiction... As you might have guessed, our GLs have been moderately helpful. If you would, please drop me a line if you'd be willing to send me a copy of your jurisdiction's funeral ritual - I'll tell you if I already have it, and, if not, where to send it. 2) The other is a little more fun - I'm writing a book called, "Loaves and Fishes - A Steward's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Freemasons". It's primarily intended to be a recipe book for feeding great food to groups of 10 - 250. However, as I've gone along, I've picked up tips on lots of nice little programs that Lodges have implemented. If you know of any unusual things that your Lodge does to care for or feed its men, I'd love to hear. Trustworthy recipes are always welcome, of course! Thanks a bunch! Gary