Why did you become a Freemason?
From: ashley whitehurst
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 08:49:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: ashley whitehurst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Why did I become a Mason?
My father has been a Mason since his early twenties. Some of my
earliest memories include him preparing to attend lodge. On these days
I remember him as a more thoughtful and quieter person seeming to let
his "guard " against the world down. There were more phone calls to the
house for him invoking different responses as to the message from the
caller. As a child, I wondered what could be initiating these changes
in him. Certainly he was the same person, but somehow different.
As I grew older my interest in theses occurences waned as I became
involved in high school and college activities. After a stint on active
duty with the military, I moved home again for a short time and there
these changes became evident again.
Remembering my childhood wonderment of this, I asked him about the
Masons one afternoon. His response came later that evening upon his
return from a lodge meeting in the form of an application for acceptance
into the Masons. Out of curiosity, I took the first step and ventured
into the world of Free and Accepted Masons.
That was several years ago and I have never ceased to wonder at the
feeling of brotherly love and camraderie that prevails among the
brothers. Family would be the term I would use to describe the feelings
one has when in my home lodge or in a lodge I visit. These are feelings
that can only be realized when a person takes the first step into the
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