Age

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Blake Bowden, Nov 29, 2008.

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How old are you?

  1. 18-28

    44 vote(s)
    17.7%
  2. 29-38

    75 vote(s)
    30.2%
  3. 39-48

    60 vote(s)
    24.2%
  4. 49-58

    43 vote(s)
    17.3%
  5. 59-68

    16 vote(s)
    6.5%
  6. 69-78

    4 vote(s)
    1.6%
  7. 79-88

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  8. Hiram Abiff and I were good friends.

    5 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. HKTidwell

    HKTidwell Premium Member

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    29 baby! I have not hit the 30 mark yet however if you ask my body in the mornings when I roll out of bed it would probably tell you a different age.
     
  2. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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  3. MGM357

    MGM357 Registered User

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  4. js4253

    js4253 Premium Member Premium Member

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    The results of this poll doesn't reflect the reallity of the Masonic population. I guess most of us old farts don't have computers.
     
  5. RAY

    RAY Registered User

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    Getting younger as the years fly by. Still building hot rods ,going 200+mph and looking for more horsepower.
     
  6. drapetomaniac

    drapetomaniac Premium Member Premium Member

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    35 and counting
     
  7. js4253

    js4253 Premium Member Premium Member

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    David, only us YOUNGSTERS have computers.
     
  8. tom268

    tom268 Registered User

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    Just turned 40 a few days ago.
     
  9. JBD

    JBD Premium Member

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    56 but 50 is the new 30 - well that and my daughter won't let me grow old
     
  10. JEbeling

    JEbeling Guest

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    65... ! and me and SS are getting acquainted.. ! will quit teaching college next year.. ! spend more time with masonary.. !
     
  11. ddreader

    ddreader Premium Member Premium Member

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    i will be 46 on 01-10-10. it is nice to see such a good variety of ages.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  12. Payne

    Payne Registered User

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    30 and I feel 70
     
  13. Raven

    Raven Registered User

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    Happy Birthday, Friend!
     
  14. Raven

    Raven Registered User

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    Happy belated birthday, Bro.
     
  15. Raven

    Raven Registered User

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    Hill? What Hill? I didn't see any hill... whaaa, Oh by the way, I'm 58 and that ain't old... If yer a tree!
     
  16. WarriorProphet

    WarriorProphet Registered User

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    Checkout the first age slot representin', now if this would continue in more lodges....
     
  17. Raven

    Raven Registered User

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    I would love to see more numbers like this, but in most of the lodges that I have visited the majority was in the 2-3 slot... The numbers are encouraging though!

     
  18. RAY

    RAY Registered User

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    You would be in trouble


    The problem with the first slots are young men for the most are raising family, some are still moving locations due to job transfer and then the young men with kids have all the school functions they attend like football practice and games ect.The most attentive Masons as a rule are in the 50 up age bracket and this is not to say there are a few 20 to 40 year olds that are settled down and attend lodge on a regular basis. We have had more young masons join in the last 3 years than ever before but our attendance is no better. This does not indicate there not a good mason but there committed to raising there family. If we removed our elders there wouldn't be enough present to open lodge and this is among the majority of lodges in Texas but keep in mind there are always some exceptions. We need the young men and at some point in time they will come forward and pass on the craft.
     
  19. drapetomaniac

    drapetomaniac Premium Member Premium Member

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    I think we have a pretty even blend in our lodge and I think every officer has a young family but two. But I entirely agree.

    I think there is a danger spot in some lodges though, where if the young masons don't interact with the older masons or if the young ones bluster in with only a few elders left - you can get a shift or loss in knowledge or tradition. That can be good or bad, but the history of running a lodge, interacting in District, GL and other lodges etc would be a loss.

    It makes me wonder the average age of the breakaway lodges.
     
  20. Dave in Waco

    Dave in Waco Premium Member

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