Why did you become a Freemason?
From: "Bill Dilbeck" <email@example.com>
Subject: Why I Joined Freemasonry
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 16:29:34 -0600
Sitting here exploring your site I find that it is great. In
order to answer your question, why did I become a Mason, I will
have to journey back in years to a small town in Indiana, to the
Now being 74 years young, this would make me about 7 or eight
years old. The town's name was Ft. Branch, and their lodge no is
My first encounter with mason was way back them, as in our town,
there was a two story brick home. Located on one corner of this
home was a very large Christmas Tree. Each year there was a long
line of children waiting in line to visit Santa Claus and get a
treat, consisting of fruit and candy. I can recall sometimes this
was the only thing that I got for Christmas, because this was
during some very hard times.
My love for masons grew from that point forward, as I thought this
is a great group of people that would give me something for
Christmas. I always had in the back of my mind I want to be a
part of this kind of organization some day.
Then when I was about 35 years young the place where I worked had
a bunch of Masons and I got real interested in joining then, but
something stuck in my mind that I hadn't noticed before, and a lot
of the guys were joining because the main boss was one. I then
became disinterested until about 1987 when I ask another Mason,
from Hermitage lodge 356, how do I become a mason, and he pick up
on it and that was about 14 years ago.
I went through all the chairs, I liked the Sr. Deacon best of all.
I have enjoyed every minute of it and those Masons back at the Ft
Branch Lodge had the most part in me becoming a Masion.
MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU
BILL & RUBY
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