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Old 05-30-2013, 05:05 PM   #15
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If you leave the on the crazys will leave you alone, My friends uncle is scared to death of Masons
He's probably one of the people that thinks that , The " X " Files was a documentary.
Considering the number of US Presidents that were Masons , it's a wonder he hasn't moved to another country.
My father was a 33 Degree Mason, and unfotunately didn't have time to go on into the Shriners, I'm sure he would have enjoyed that.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:12 PM   #16
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I can assure you that you have nothing to fear.
I don't, I wouldn't mine joining

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He's probably one of the people that thinks that , The " X " Files was a documentary.
Considering the number of US Presidents that were Masons , it's a wonder he hasn't moved to another country.
My father was a 33 Degree Mason, and unfotunately didn't have time to go on into the Shriners, I'm sure he would have enjoyed that.
Yeah he runs away when the Shriners show up at mardi gras / Christmas parades
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1st = the "Blue Lodge". This is the basic lodge for all Masons.
2nd = the York Rite - this is for those masons who are Christian.
3rd = the Scottish Rite - one need not be a Christian to be a part of this body.
4th = the Shriners - these are the folks that do the various types of fund raising for the Shrine Hospitals.

The good that Masons do without tooting their own horn would astonish most folks.

Also, one need not be female to be part of the Order of the Eastern Star. It is separate from the Masons. To be a member, you must be a mason or be related to one.

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Thanks, Dick. I have only recently learned that one need not be female to be a part of the Eastern Star. Everyone I ever knew to be Eastern Star was a woman, including my mother.
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Thanks, Dick. I have only recently learned that one need not be female to be a part of the Eastern Star. Everyone I ever knew to be Eastern Star was a woman, including my mother.
I was not aware that Eastern Star admitted men. My late father was Provincial Grand Master of Glasgow, Scotland and my mother was a member of the Eastern Star. I remember them referring to OES as the "Lady Masons".
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I just found out that the gavel on the Eastern Star plaque meant that the wife of the PO was a Worthy Matron - the principle officer. They must have both dedicated a lot of their time to the cause.
I wish I knew more about them - I think they would be proud of what we have done to 'their' RV
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And what about the great work that is done with the little known DeMolay boys order or the Rainbow Girls any comments. To be one is to ask one.

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I've been a Past Worthy Patron - right there next to the Worthy Matron. These officers need not be married. We were not. Our Chapter is having problems with not getting any new members in, in fact, we will probably have to disband which is odd since our Masonic Lodge is growing by leaps. Lots of young men joining us but their wife's are to busy to join OES. Biggest complaint - the rituals are way to long. A shame really since the OES has done a lot for our small community here in Colorado.
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LOL - I'm not afraid of anything - tried the fishing line trick but whatever was used has gone rock hard.

OK, I give up....

What are "York Rite, 32nd Degree and a Shriner" - sounds like I need a quick history lesson
Steve, this link should answer some of your questions. Freemasonry explained. The emblems are removable from your vehicle. I suspect the reason they are attached so strongly is because they have been there for many years, hot sun bakes the glue hard/solid. A hair dryer, then nail polish remover should soften the hardened glue-but, test this method in a hidden area first to make sure it does not damage your paint.
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I have tried a couple of time with heat and the fishing line trick - I don't know what they used to adhere them but it wasn't just double sided tape. I pulled so hard the other day that I thought I would end up tearing a large chunk of gelcoat off the coach.

I think the PO must have been concerned about someone stealing them!
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I started in DeMolay many many years ago and have become a Mason soon after that. I come from a Masonic family. Father was a MM, mother OES, Grandfather Shriner and Grandmother was OES AND something called Amorrah (sp.?). Could someone please explain that to me as she is no longer around to ask?
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My Dad was a Mason and Shriner. I'm sure I dissapointed him (in more ways than one) by not joining. He really enjoyed being in the local Shrine Clown unit.. Parades and such...
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I have been a master of my Lodge 5 times. I'm sure your father was still very proud of you, masonry is not for everybody.yet when most men join, they often say once they've gotten involved I wish I would have joined sooner.
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A little O/T, but my father had a full Masonic funeral and was buried with the single white glove and apron. It was the most touching ceremony I have ever seen; he would have loved it. I have often wondered what the significance of the single white glove is, so if anyone knows I would appreciate the info.
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A little O/T, but my father had a full Masonic funeral and was buried with the single white glove and apron. It was the most touching ceremony I have ever seen; he would have loved it. I have often wondered what the significance of the single white glove is, so if anyone knows I would appreciate the info.
My father was buried in full Past Provincial Grand Master regalia, but I don't recall a single white glove. It was actually amusing watching several hundred masons arriving at the church wearing trenchcoats over their aprons.
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