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4th Quarter, 1998

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  1. Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 00:37:18 -0400
    Name:: Jim Blake
    E-mail:: NITROS1067
    Location:: Pocatello, Idaho USA
    Lodge:: Portneuf 18 A.F.@A.M.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Pocatello, Idaho
    Office:: None at this time
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Speakers
    Message:: On 18 Nov at 7PM we are having a Tri-Lodge "Uniform Night". This event has been successful in the past in bringing out regular and rusty nail brothers for an evening of friendship and great stories. All are invited and those who have worn a uniform of any kind during their life are asked to wear it or bring it on a hanger. You can imagine the tall tales that start. In an effort to make this event bigger and more interesting we are trying to find a "Name Brand" type speaker to attend this event. If this could be possible we will invite the whole state of Idaho and Northern Utah to this great night, perhaps even open it to the public and move the location to the local university. At this point in the planning process we know that time is short for this year, but you never know who may want to make a trip to beautiful Idaho. We can pay some or all expences and we are open to any suggestion anyone may have on this event. If you want to put one on let me know and I can tell you what we have done to make this a "FUN" night. Those of you who may know of a speaker who has worn a Uniform of any kind who might be interested or even a celebrity who has a patriotic flare, please let me know.

  2. Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 03:11:41 -0400
    E-mail:: 519 So THORSON AVE
    Location:: COMPTON CA. 90221
    RQFC-topic: How Do You Feel About Muslims.

  3. Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 13:29:19 -0400
    Name:: P. Pat Davis
    E-mail:: pdavis1@ameritech.net
    Location:: New Albany, Ohio 43054 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    Lodge:: Caledonia #416
    Lodge Loc'n:: New Albany, Ohio 43054
    Office:: Past Master & Trustee also GrandLodge Officer
    RQFC-topic: Education
    Message:: I really enjoy reading the comments that others have about our Great Fraternaty and being a Grand Lodge education officer I use this in our Lodge education programs.

  4. Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 08:29:40 -0400
    E-mail:: BAZZA69@hot mail.com
    Lodge:: ROSEWOOD120
    Lodge Loc'n:: ROSEWOOD
    Office:: J.W.

  5. Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 22:23:51 -0400
    Name:: Carl R. Sherman Pm
    E-mail:: callie@icontech.com
    Location:: Scranton Pa.
    Lodge:: Union 291
    Lodge Loc'n:: Scranton Pa.
    Office:: Education Chairman
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Education
    Message:: Topic,s and different idea,s

  6. Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 03:59:00 -0400
    Name:: Mitzi Bateman
    E-mail:: mitzi@cncnet.com
    Location:: Oroville, CA USA
    RQFC-topic: Masons in GA in the 1800's
    Message:: My father said his great grandfather, Michael Jordan Horne, was instrumental in setting up Masonic Lodges in GA in the 1800's. He lived 1818 -1893. Are there historical records on this that I can check to verify the story?

  7. Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 09:19:51 -0400
    E-mail:: delta@mail.turk.net
    Location:: ISTANBUL , TURKEY
    Lodge:: ULKE
    Lodge Loc'n:: ISTANBUL

  8. Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 17:36:18 -0400
    Name:: Brandi Kauffman
    E-mail:: bkauffman@iwl.net
    Location:: Alvin Tx 77511
    RQFC-topic: general
    Message:: I am doing a research paper in school about the past, present, and future of the Masons. Any information would be greatly appriciated. I was involved in the International Order of Rainbow for Girls and since I move I haven't been able to get back into an assembly. I have mad contact with an assembly in a round a bout way but I haven't heard anything back. Any suggestions?

  9. Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 20:46:43 -0400
    Name:: Comp. Arnold Vann GHP State of Michigan
    E-mail:: AE1V@AOL.COM
    Location:: Detroit Michigan,
    Lodge:: T S Hartfield Grand Chapter, Int'natl Masons &OES
    Lodge Loc'n:: Detroit,Michigan
    Office:: Grand High Priest
    RQFC-topic: Royal Arch Masonary
    Message:: looking for any and all information on the Royal Arch as Practiced in the USA including its history in this country

  10. Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 12:43:59 -0400
    Name:: Mark Wood
    E-mail:: Rain 32@mailexcite.com
    Location:: Patrick, SC (USA)
    RQFC-topic: Masonic symbolism found on tombstone
    Message:: Any information available on this would be appreciated: An ourborous on a background of (in accending order)a cross containing two intersecting pillars, three triangles forming a pentangle, two crossed swords(one ending in a hand pointing with the first two fingers),& the word "sapientia" around the pentangle. Inside the ouroborous, there is a helm with a two headed eagle,the masonic symbol,and the words "ordo ab chao" and "deus mumque jus". Thank you for your time.

  11. Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 05:37:43 -0400
    Name:: Barry Stedman
    E-mail:: barrystedman@mcmail.com
    Location:: Westcliff-0n-Sea, Essex. UK
    Lodge:: Yudor Lodge No 6947
    Lodge Loc'n:: Essex, England
    Office:: Secretary
    RQFC-topic: Universal Ritual
    Message:: Fraternal Greetings, I am trying to find details of the background to Universal Ritual practiced in the UK (and possibly elsewhere) if anyone has any info on this matter I would be delighted to hear from you. Kind regards, Barry Stedman

  12. Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 00:55:14 -0400
    Name:: kevin n. mullert
    E-mail:: kmullert@coqui.net or kmullert@juno.com
    Location:: San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Lodge:: Saint John The Baptist Lodge #12
    Lodge Loc'n:: San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Office:: line officer
    RQFC-topic: letter head masonic and rainbow emblems
    Message:: I had on line someone that was offering the masonic logos , eastern star and rainbow and I am still seeking for same. I lost who that was and have been trying to locate so I can downlod same.

  13. Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 10:13:30 -0400
    Name:: Roy Smith
    E-mail:: roys31@aol.com
    Location:: Alabaster, AL
    Lodge:: Corinthian
    Lodge Loc'n:: Alabaster, AL
    Office:: JW
    RQFC-topic: so mote it be
    Message:: As JW, I have been asked to provide info on the closing "so mote it be" as part of our educational moments.

  14. Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 21:49:23 -0400
    Name:: James S. Krejci
    E-mail:: j-krejci@onu.edu
    Location:: Hinckley, OH
    Lodge:: Edwin S. Griffiths Lodge no. 749
    Lodge Loc'n:: North Royalton, OH
    RQFC-topic: Backgrounder
    Message:: I am doing a historical backgrounder about freemasonry and about the lodge in my college town of Ada,OH. Any information you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank You-Brother Jim Krejci

  15. Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 14:16:24 -0400
    Name:: Bob Kerr
    E-mail:: kerrb@worldnet.att.net
    Location:: Huber Heights, Ohio, USA
    Lodge:: Fairborn #764
    Lodge Loc'n:: Fairborn, Ohio, USA
    Office:: Lodge Education Officer
    RQFC-topic: Roslyn Chapel

  16. Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 08:48:20 PDT
    Name:: Ralph Rodriguez, II
    E-mail:: ralphtkane@hotmail.com
    Location:: Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Lodge:: Prospect-Sheepshead Bay Lodge #978
    Lodge Loc'n:: Third Kings District, Brooklyn, NY, Grand Lodge of New York
    RQFC-topic: allegorical significance and interpretation of first degree ritual
    Message:: Dear Well Informed Brothers: My name is Ralph Rodriguez II, a fellowcraft of our grand fraternity. I am in search of materials covering personal accounts of other brother masons of what they think and feel about the first degree ritual. Next month, right after I take the third degree, I am expected to present to my lodge a short synopsis of what I think of the first degree. I thought that the insights of my brethen would help me in this endeavor. Any help would be very much appreciated. Sincerely and fraternally Ralph Rodriguez (212) 339-8300 (work) (718) 388-7586 (home) (917) 234-9237 (pager/v-mail) mailing address: 716 Grand St., apt 4R Bklyn, NY, 11211

  17. Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 12:02:22 -0400
    Name:: Bill Robinson
    E-mail:: bilrob@globalnet.co.uk
    Location:: London, England
    Lodge:: Whittington 862
    Lodge Loc'n:: Freemason's Hall, London
    Office:: Secretary
    RQFC-topic: American links
    Message:: A very interesting site. May I draw your readers attention to the Whittington Lodge site which holds a great deal of information about links with American Lodges during and after the war. Please visit us on users.globalnet.co.uk/~bilrob

    [Webmaster's note: Well, I tried but I couldn't find anything at that URL....]

  18. Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 14:48:06 -0400
    Name:: Steve Porter
    E-mail:: none
    Location:: 232 W. Bowyer, Bement Illinois 61813
    Lodge:: Bement Lodge #365 AF&AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bement Illinois
    Office:: Junior Warden
    RQFC-topic: general information
    Message:: I am interested in getting a research and membership discussion group going in my area and any input and or materials you could send me would be helpfull. I am currently getting resources together. I would also like to complement you on your site.

  19. Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 01:22:37 -0400
    Name:: Calvin "Rud" Rimel
    E-mail:: calvinr@trib.com
    Location:: Worland, Wyoming USA
    Lodge:: Cloud Peak #27
    Lodge Loc'n:: Worland, Wyoming
    Office:: WM
    RQFC-topic: General Philanthropy/ Masonic Education

  20. Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 23:56:15 -0400
    Name:: Roisin Hutchinson
    E-mail:: roisin.hutchinson@telus.com
    Location:: Canada
    RQFC-topic: Masonic symbols in 20th century literature
    Message:: i have several questions; How long have the Free Masons existed, where do these symbols come from? i.e., the pyramid with the eye ( if it is a masonic symbol ) and the one you have in the backgorund. Please excuse the general nature of my questions, this is the very beginning of my research. thank you.

  21. Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 10:30:21 -0400
    Name:: Pastor Smith
    RQFC-topic: research
    Message:: read these interesting booklet: http://www.chick.com/information/masoninfo.asp
    [Web-master's note:: Yes, by all means, check out this site for Jack Chick comix. There has, in my humble opinion, never been a better goofier example of bone-headed, ignorant, prejudiced anti-Masonic horse-pootie. Of course, besides condemning Masons, Mr. Chick and Co. are not too thrilled with Jews, Catholics, agnostics, Hindus, Moslems, Wiccans, and pretty much everybody else. If you can enjoy over-the-top sensationalistic fear-mongering, this site is a laugh riot. On a more serious note, Freemasonry's "ecumenicalism", welcoming good men of every religious opinion, has always made it a target. I am proud to be judged by the kind of attackers we attract.]

  22. Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 04:54:14 -0500
    Name:: Rick McKay
    E-mail:: spiritrider@cyberlink.bc.ca
    Location:: Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
    Lodge:: Cranbrook Lodge # 34
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cranbrook B.C.
    Office:: Junior Warder (next month)
    RQFC-topic: origins of 3-7-77, Montana Highway Patrol
    Message:: I'm interested in doing a lecture in lodge on this group, which was a vigilante group in Montana in the late 1800's. Any information on this and the origins of any other police masonic beginnings or organizations would be greatly appreciated.

  23. Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 20:51:02 -0500
    Name:: Henry Ruiz Weisser
    E-mail:: henryruiz@usa.net
    Location:: Oruro - Bolivia S.A.
    Lodge:: Adolfo Ballivian # 5
    Lodge Loc'n:: Oruro
    Office:: master
    Message:: I want some imformation about "the university of masonry", thank you brothers

  24. Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 08:16:12 -0500
    Name:: Adrian James Martyn
    E-mail:: martyn@netaccess.ie
    Location:: Galway, Republic of Ireland
    RQFC-topic: Birth and Early History of Irish Masonry
    Message:: Hey There! For nearly three years now, I've been researching my family history. I was suprised to find that certain members of my family were masons here in Ireland, definatly during the 18th and early 19th centuries, and very likely during the 1600's. Now what I want to learn about is the following. (1). How and when did Freemasonry first come to Ireland? (2). I always thought catholics could'nt become Masons, yet these guys were all catholics, Jacobites and Masons? How so because? (3). Can ANYONE please tell how the heck Freemasonry tied in with Irish nationalism during the 17th and 18th centuary; this is the period I am most particulary interested in. And a personal question; why can't the ladies join? I'd be over the moon if I could get some REALLY detailed, informative replys. I plan to publish the family history in a few years, and this is one area that has eluded me for ages (I'm not a Mason) and I'd really like to clear it up and fit it in with all the other stuff my family got up to. Letters can be posted to: Adrian James Martyn, P.O. Box 170, Galway City, Republic of Ireland. Much obliged.

  25. Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 04:48:17 -0500
    Name:: Christo Viljoen
    E-mail:: hcv@adm.sun.ac.za
    Location:: Stellenbosch, South Africa
    RQFC-topic: Biography of Genl Benjamin J Viljoen
    Message:: Genl Benjamin (Ben) J Viljoen was a famous Boer general during the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. He became a mason in the Transvaal around 1895, and died in Las Cruces, Nu Mexico, in 1916, and buried in the Freemasons cemetery. Info regarding his masonic membership will be appreciated.

  26. Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 05:27:55 -0500
    Name:: Limirio de Almeida Carvalho
    E-mail:: limirio@cnpgl.embrapa.br
    Location:: Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Lodge:: Montanheses Livres #009
    Lodge Loc'n:: Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil
    RQFC-topic: Saint Veheme Tribunal
    Message:: I would like to know the history about the Saint Veheme Tribunal

  27. Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 06:09:01 -0500
    Name:: phil. sabiston
    E-mail:: phil_sabiston@yahoo.com
    Location:: edinburgh, scotland
    RQFC-topic: I am looking for an old, possibly extinct lodge
    Message:: I am looking for information on a lodge called The Lodge of Unity, Peace and Concord from a medal dated 1808 and no. 316. It has a C in the centre and an entertwined snake throughout, and is eating it's tail at the top. Any info. would be greatly apppreciated. Phil.

  28. Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 16:41:08 -0500
    Name:: Joe Gonzalez
    E-mail:: MEXAM@aol.com
    Location:: St. Paul, MN USA
    Lodge:: Tusler-Summit
    Lodge Loc'n:: Roseville, MN
    Office:: SS
    RQFC-topic: Masonry in Mexico:
    Message:: As a fairly new Brother of Free Masonry, I have wondered about the the role of the Fraternity in the country of my ancestry --- Mexico. What are the origins of FreeMasonry in Mexico? Approximate or actual dates of the founding the Craft in Mexico. How has Masonry affected the course of history in that nation. What is required to visit a lodge in Mexico? Muchisimas gracias ha todos que podran enviarme tal informacion sobre el trabajo de la Masoneria en Mexico. Si hay hermanos de habla espan^ol que me podran ayudar en mi busca de luz sobre este tema, les agredecere mucho.

  29. Date: Sun, 8 Nov 1998 23:33:06 -0500
    Name:: Geoff Hurst
    E-mail:: hurst100@yahoo.com
    Location:: Freeport, Bahamas
    Lodge:: Sir John Hawkins, and Lucayan
    Lodge Loc'n:: Plymouth, U.K., and Bahamas
    RQFC-topic: Church Service
    Message:: I administer a Synagogue with no Rabbi. Any suggestions for hosting an annual Masonic "Church" service at the synagogue, with respect to format and content ?

  30. Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 17:44:26 -0500
    Name:: Barns
    E-mail:: patfred@club-internet.fr
    Location:: Paris, France
    Lodge:: La Rose d'Or
    Lodge Loc'n:: Paris
    RQFC-topic: liberty
    Message:: Thank you for giving me advice for a work on liberty.

  31. Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 15:15:39 -0500
    Name:: Devin D.Carter
    E-mail:: Devin.Carter@incirlik.af.mil
    Location:: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Lodge:: Mt. Ararat Military Lodge No#36
    Lodge Loc'n:: Incirlik, Turkey
    Office:: N/A
    RQFC-topic: I need info. on the Dew of Hermon,and info on Mt. Ararat.
    Message:: I'm currently an E.A. and desperatly need this info mation the library here on Incirlik AB is small please help me in my search. Thank You.

  32. Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 04:02:54 -0500
    Name:: Jason Wilson
    E-mail:: jwilson@b130.aone.net.au
    Location:: Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
    Lodge:: Sir Augustus Lodge No. 154 U.G.L.Q
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bundaberg
    Office:: 1st Degree
    RQFC-topic: Origins of Masonary

  33. Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 09:40:43 -0500
    Name:: William Clizbe
    E-mail:: billcliz@superior.net
    Location:: Broadalbin, NY USA
    Lodge:: Kennyetto Lodge No. 599
    Lodge Loc'n:: Broadalbin, NY
    Office:: Past Master, Currently Senior Deacon
    RQFC-topic: Membership Development
    Message:: I'm also active as a Chapter "Dad" with St. Andrew's Chapter, DeMolay and would appreciate any thoughts from others on how to motivate and enthuse our membership.

  34. Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 20:50:51 -0500
    Name:: Michael J. Maslanik, PM
    E-mail:: michael.maslanik@gte.net
    Location:: Greenwich, NJ, USA
    Lodge:: Olde Brearley No. 2
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bridgeton, NJ
    Office:: Historian
    RQFC-topic: Opperative and military lodges during the 17th and early 18th centuries in southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey
    Message:: Any information regarding these topics and time immemorial lodges would be greatly appreciated.

  35. Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 13:30:35 -0500
    Name:: Al DaCostaFaro Jr.
    E-mail:: pinridge@dmcom.net
    Location:: Davenport NY. U.S.A.
    Lodge:: Schenevus Valley # 592.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Schenevus NY
    Office:: MS.
    RQFC-topic: Traveling lodges of years ago
    Message:: We are starting to put on different programs after lodge meetings in an effort to bring brothers back to lodge. we have heard that long ago in our area there were traveling lodges and i have been asked to do some research on this topic for a future meeting. any information would be greatly appreciated.

  36. Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 18:40:55 -0500
    Name:: Brian Rhule
    E-mail:: lawtext@netcon.net.au
    Location:: Maldon, Victoria, Australia
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry at Maldon in the Nineteenth Century
    Message:: My research concerns the role of freemasonry in the establishment of the town of Maldon 1853-1900, during the goldrush period. I require the information for a thesis. Any information is welcome, including name of members of the Southern Cross Lodge and the Robert Mackenzie lodge. Thank you. Brian Rhule, 18 Chapel St Maldon Victoria Australia 3463.

  37. Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 07:13:53 -0500
    Name:: Faisal M. Nsouli
    E-mail:: fnsouli@dm.net.lb
    Location:: Beirut, Lebanon
    RQFC-topic: The History and Future of Freemasonary in the Middle-East
    Message:: Dear Brothers: I need your assitance in locating the most official and recognized lodge in Beirut for me to join Thank you, F.M.Nsouli

  38. Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 04:27:09 -0500
    Name:: Oliver Nozieres
    E-mail:: olinoz@hotmail.com
    Location:: Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
    Lodge:: Tullibardine # 227
    Lodge Loc'n:: Brisbane, Queensland AUSTRALIA
    Office:: Junior Warden
    RQFC-topic: The Three Ruffians/Assasins on trial
    Message:: Any informations welcome. Our lodge is putting on trial the murderers of Hiram Abbif I need more informations about those three ruffians .Thanking you for your help.

  39. Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 11:33:44 -0500
    Name:: Al DaCostaFaro Jr.
    E-mail:: pinridge@dmcom.net
    Location:: Davenport NY.
    Lodge:: Schenevus Valley # 592.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Schenevus NY.
    Office:: Master of ceremony
    RQFC-topic: Old time traveling lodges
    Message:: I am still looking for information about old time traveling lodges. I have been asked to do a presentation for my lodge, but am haveing some trouble finding info. on this topic. any help would be greatly appreciated, please E-mail me.

  40. Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 13:07:40 -0500
    Name:: Terry R. Roark
    E-mail:: trresources@kih.net
    Location:: East Bernstadt, Kentucky, United States
    Lodge:: Caution Lodge, #798
    Lodge Loc'n:: Fall Rock, Kentucky
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Charity Events
    Message:: I have been appointed as 1 of 3 Brothers to present to the lodge, Charity events that we could do to enhance the community awareness and do our masonic duty through charities. I am looking for ideas. I am relatively a new member of the Masonic Fraternity and just need a little help with this task. I am curious to know what other lodges are doing. My email address is: trresources@kih.net

  41. Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 18:50:58 -0500
    Name:: Bro Terry Roark
    E-mail:: trresources@kih.net
    Location:: East Bernstadt, Kentucky
    Lodge:: Caution Lodge #798
    Lodge Loc'n:: Fall Rock, Kentucky
    Office:: Chaplain
    RQFC-topic: New Opening and Closing Prayers
    Message:: I am looking for new and more appropriate opening and closing prayers during our lodge meeting. I am not one that has a way with words. My prayers are usually short and sweet. Of course, I am open to any suggestions.

  42. Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 14:16:31 -0500
    Name:: Robert A Casada
    E-mail:: kc9ty@indy.net
    Location:: Muncie In. USA
    Lodge:: Whiney Lodge # 229
    Lodge Loc'n:: New Burlington In.
    RQFC-topic: history of masonary and famouse people

  43. Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 01:13:12 -0500
    Name:: stephen
    E-mail:: skp823@aol.com
    Location:: norman, ok, usa
    RQFC-topic: curious
    Message:: "the hiram key" --- what do you think of it?

  44. Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 10:18:42 -0500
    Name:: Chuck & Alice Antiques
    E-mail:: ca-antiq@pacbell.net
    Location:: Aptos California
    RQFC-topic: Photo Westfield Masonic Club {03-24-1920} Minstrels
    Message:: I want to resell this large photo but I need any information about it you can supply. The photo shows a stage with 43 costomed men as minstrels seated. At the bottom of the photo are the names of each person ---initial then last name. The photo is about 21"x 12". Thank you for any help you can give me.

  45. Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 01:13:12 -0500
    Name:: stephen
    E-mail:: skp823@aol.com
    Location:: norman, ok, usa
    RQFC-topic: curious
    Message:: "the hiram key" --- what do you think of it?

  46. Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 10:18:42 -0500
    Name:: Chuck & Alice Antiques
    E-mail:: ca-antiq@pacbell.net
    Location:: Aptos California
    RQFC-topic: Photo Westfield Masonic Club {03-24-1920} Minstrels
    Message:: I want to resell this large photo but I need any information about it you can supply. The photo shows a stage with 43 costomed men as minstrels seated. At the bottom of the photo are the names of each person ---initial then last name. The photo is about 21"x 12". Thank you for any help you can give me.

  47. Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 15:08:12 -0500
    Name:: Ginny Davis
    E-mail:: GINNY6765@aol.com
    Location:: Franklin, Indiana USA
    RQFC-topic: Locating records of Alexandria,Ohio pre 1812.
    Message:: I am trying to find out info on Lohn Logan, Master Mason of the Alexandria, Oh. Lodge pre.1812. The town of Alexandria was moved due to flooding and became Portsmouth, Oh. I have visited there and they say they don't have records back that far. The Grand Lodge of Oh. said they don't either, and to check with Portsmouth! Is there an historian for the Portsmouth Lodge to check this out? John Logan was the Grandfather of John Alexander Logan (Us Senator for Illinois, Congresional Medal of Honor Recipient, Civil war hero, and founder of Memorial Day, and Founder of the GAR.) I appreciate any help with this, thank you! My husband, and his father are Masons, and his mother was Eastern Star. I would like for our son to follow this wonderful herritage, and I am trying to track this for him. Sincerely, Ginny Davis GINNY6765@aol.com

  48. Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 00:41:47 -0500
    Name:: Peter de Walder
    E-mail:: tvlsa@global.co.za
    Location:: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Lodge:: Lyceum Lodge of Research (UGLE)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Johannesburg
    RQFC-topic: Masonry and the Jacobines
    Message:: Well constructed website, easy connection and navigation, congratulations.

  49. Date: Fri, 4 Dec 1998 15:29:25 -0500
    Name:: Pat Skinner
    E-mail:: averypls@hotmail.com
    Location:: Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
    RQFC-topic: women in masonry
    Message:: I am a 32 year old woman engaged to a Scottish Rite Mason (32 degree). I am wanting to become a mason also, but have found much resistance. Please help me. I want to experience firsthand the brotherhood that means so much to my fiance. He is supportive of my interest and research on the subject. However, the only information I have found on women in masonry are organizations that are clandestine and not recognized by blue lodges. I would appreciate any and all correspondance and literature available. This is very important to me. Thank you in advance for your time and help.

  50. Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 19:02:17 -0500
    Name:: bro Ian Thorpe
    E-mail:: Ian@windmill97.freeserve.co.uk
    Location:: Worcestershire England
    Lodge:: Sebright Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: Worcestershire England
    Office:: Master elect
    RQFC-topic: use of tracing (tressel) boards
    Message:: I am researching the earliest uses of tracing or tressel boards and floor cloths, and the symbols shown on them.

  51. Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 20:21:27 -0500
    Name:: Angel Alberto Fuentes Zamora
    E-mail:: afuentes@reuna.cl
    Location:: Santiago,Chile
    Lodge:: Lealtad # 156
    Lodge Loc'n:: Santiago Valley.Downtown
    Office:: Templeguard
    RQFC-topic: Nordic masonic origin of the scotish rite
    Message:: I saw at a TV channel ceremonies of the saint jhon nigth at Finland and my dream is put in contact with a dear brother of the some Lodge located at Finland:I want to plan make a visit to that place when the last Saint Jhon nigth of the century will arrive in June 1999.Thanks.Angel.

  52. Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 03:38:19 -0500
    Name:: Lesley N. Deloney
    E-mail:: ldeloney@webshoppe.net
    Location:: Alexander City, Alabama
    Lodge:: New Home#956 (PHA)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Alexander City, Al
    RQFC-topic: request information on our Masonic Emblem, its origin, and how to protect it.
    Message:: I was given a charge to find out all i could about our emblem. It seems a lot is being taught verbally...my mission is to find documentation. I would appreciate any help you can offer.

  53. Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 09:49:40 -0500
    Name:: Juan Antonio Castillos Clark
    E-mail:: castclar@adinet.com.uy
    Location:: Montevideo, Uruguay
    Lodge:: Antiguos Lmmites N:140
    Lodge Loc'n:: Montevideo, Uruguay
    RQFC-topic: Socrates, Platon

  54. Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 19:25:01 -0500
    Name:: Mr. Lorne W. Main
    E-mail:: 5102@home.com
    Location:: Langley, British Columbia, Canada
    RQFC-topic: Family History/Genealogy of George MAIN
    Message:: I am trying to locate any information regarding my g-g-grandfather, George Main. He was a stonemason before his death in 1869 or prior. This latter information is from his son's marriage certificate ( marriage took place in London, England). Please reply ASAP. Thank you for your kind assistance.

  55. Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 04:37:49 -0500
    Name:: Anthony Rhimes
    E-mail:: rhimes@surf.net.au
    Location:: Somerville,Vic,Australia
    RQFC-topic: Rituals
    Message:: I am a non-mason (not an anti mason though) student of the rituals and I am intersted to find the York rituals as well as the Scottish rite rituals, But the rite I want the rituals of are Memphis-Mizraim. Does anynbody know a site where I can download some? Also interested in monitors and other soceities, i.e. Rosicrucians, also would like to chat to anybody interested in religions, mysticism, cults etc