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Old 05-29-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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Any Masons out there?

When we purchased our older RV, the PO had installed some plaques on the back.
As they were glued on so well, the detail shop worked around them and recommended that we didn't try to remove them. We treat then as paying homage to the previous owner

However, we have no idea what they are for and represent - all I know is that they are vaguely masonic.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Yes they are masonic.
By displaying these it will be assumed you are a member of each order.
They should have been removed before the sale but they may not have been able.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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I guess I need to cover them up then - there's no way they will come off without tearing away the gelcoat :(
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Those are indeed Masonic emblems. I see a York Rite, 32nd Degree and a Shriner.
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I have never had any kind of emblem that would not come off with some heat and about 50lb test + fishing line. Put it between the emblem and fiberglass and use a sawing motion. Goo Gone should remove most any residue.

If it leaves something then join FMCA and put your "goose egg" over it

If you leave the on the crazys will leave you alone, My friends uncle is scared to death of Masons
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I have never had any kind of emblem that would not come off with some heat and about 50lb test + fishing line. Put it between the emblem and fiberglass and use a sawing motion. Goo Gone should remove most any residue.

If it leaves something then join FMCA and put your "goose egg" over it

If you leave the on the crazys will leave you alone, My friends uncle is scared to death of Masons
I can assure you that you have nothing to fear.
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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
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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
I doubt that you'd want to hear the entire description, but simply put... "Being a 32nd degree means that the Master Mason is even more involved in charitable work. When you go beyond 32nd you go into the "Shrine" or what most people know as The Shriners. It is generally known that the Shriners help burn victims and children by providing hospitals and medical care all free. But what is not commonly known is that each of the other branches, Scottish, York, etc.... also provide services for underprivileged children.

So being a 32nd means that if you are true to your cause, you are very busy with charitable work."
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Thanks Sarah!! I also found this on YouTube regarding the York Rite - being a British ex-pat I was intrigued by how it originated in the UK.
It's an interesting story, not that I have any desire to join, but I like to discover the history behind things.

York Rite Freemasonry - YouTube
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Here's the last sign that's on the other side of the coach? What is this one?

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That appears to be the Eastern Star; the women's organization of the Masonic order. Order of the Eastern Star - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I am proud to say that I am the daughter of a 32nd Degree, Past Master Mason.
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My mother was a Eastern Star. The woman's branch of the Masonic Lodge. That I believe is the Eastern Star symbol. My father was a Mason. Both my sisters were Rainbo Girls, a Masonic club for young women. I have been a Mason since 1997. Joined the Shriners in 1998. You have to be a 32 degree Mason to join the Shrine. The Shrine ownes 22 hospitals for children and 2 burn centers. All treatment is free of charge to any child under the age of 18, and beyond if they are a past patient. Many past presidents were Masons, including George Washington.
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Ah, that would explain why the 4 masonic emblems are on the driver side and the Eastern Star for the women is across on the passenger side.

When you buy a used Motorhome, you buy a little piece of history. As my father once said to me 'If those walls could talk'
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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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