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Why did you become a Freemason?

Message-Id: <3820F2CB.24209549@pop.fuse.net>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 1999 21:43:24 -0500
From: booman41@mail.fuse.net
Reply-To: Robert Ilg <booman41@fuse.net>
To: dryfoo@MIT.EDU
Subject: Why I Joined Freemasonry

Dear Wor Bro Gary,

I was originally asked to become a Mason by my Father. He was a charter member of the Delhi Hills #775 and I thought it was an honor. In 1979 I entered the EA and stood to take my exam after waiting for nearly 3 hours. after the wait, I failed terribly and felt I dishonored my Father. I felt I could never set foot in that Lodge again

In 1993, a firemd asked about the fraternity and asked why I never returned. This friend talked me into completing the degrees and I have not regretted it one bit. On my Father's birthday, I was made a Master Mason in due form and stood my exam exactly 15 years to the day since my EA. In honor of my Father, I memorized both sections on the degree and recited both without a miss. When I finished, I broke down and cried because my Father had passed away April 25, 1990, I stood my exam March 25 1994 and received my 32' on April 25,1994. On both occasions I felt my Father's presence and pride. It was a terrific feeling.

I have tried to hold office but have decided to wait until my children have grown. Both of my Granfathers were Masons and I pray 1 of my sons become a Mason. It is without question one of greatest fraternities in the world because of the work done with those less fortunate.

Bro Bob


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