[Square & Compasses]

Why did you become a Freemason?

From: "Joe West" <Ecclesiastes-12@webtv.net>

From: Ecclesiastes-12@webtv.net
Message-Id: <199709250305.UAA28589@mailtod-121.bryant.webtv.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 22:05:35 -0500
To: dryfoo@MIT.EDU
Subject: Why I became a mason

Bro. Dryfoos:

First of all, I want to say how delighted I am to see your page. It is good that words about Freemasonry can be spread around the world so easily.

I joined the craft after finding out that 15 (appro) of my fellow workers were masons. They would huddle up and talk, but when I approached they would break away. Eventually I began to ask questions about what they were talking about.

I was really confused. They told me every thing I wanted to know about masonry, but they wouldn't ask me to join the brotherhood. I kept wanting to know more until eventually I suffered my pride and asked to join.

That was a joyous occasion, my hand became numb from shaking so many hands.

That was only the beginning, for after joining I realized that I was equal to every one that was there. I gained self respect and found that I could for the first time in my live, stand up and talk to a crowd.

It has been my pleasure to read your page and I wish you sucess.

Until we meet-truely yours,
Joe West (PM)
Center Lodge #402
Batesville, Arkansas U.S.A.

The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strenght of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (psalms 27-1)


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