Why did you become a Freemason?
From: Todd Pierce <Pierce@techspot.com>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 09:41:20 -0400
I stumbled onto your page just searching for general Masonic info,
got hooked on your thoughtful, informed and patient answers to the
letters-of-the-month, and have had a very pleasant time except I have
run out of letters. I will look forward to the letter for June.
I was just poking about for general stuff as the WM of my lodge has
suggested I not do too much research just yet. I think he wants to
preserve the proceedings for me as I hope to be raised to Master next
month. I have never been one to peek at my presents before Christmas, so
I have taken his suggestion.
I have, however, figured out the answer to a "mystery" that I think
is linked with Masonry. My grandfather and some uncles were Masons and I
have always wondered why it was that a common thing at their funerals
was that the attendance was just HUGE! The thing about the people that
came was that they didn't usually know us family, didn't usually know
each other, came from all walks of life. What they shared was that years
or even many decades previously, my grandfather or uncles had done each
of those people or their families a good turn; and that good turn had
been of such a character that they felt it right that they should come
to mourn, and sometimes to express some thanks, and It seemed, just to
tell of whatever quiet consideration had brought them there, as if they
did not, no one would ever know.
As I have learned more about Masonry in my own degrees it has become
plain to me that my grandfather and uncles were just living their
Masonic promises, doing what they could, when they could, quietly,
trying to be square in their dealings and to be better men.
I have a very great deal to live up to and am glad that I have a
lodge of brothers to help me on the way - I wish I had petitioned years
ago - but my son is smarter, and begins his own journey soon.
Thanks for a fine web page experience.
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