Have you worn your white leather apron?

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Have you ever worn your white leather apron?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Not untill I die

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  1. FlBrother324

    FlBrother324 Registered User

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    We don't get ours until we give back our MM proficiency catechism. They say we can wear it if we want to, but I've never seen one on a Brother that was still with us.
    Mine is still in the original tube.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2013
  2. FlBrother324

    FlBrother324 Registered User

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    I am the W:.M:. Of our District's Memorial Lodge and if any Brother or family of the Brother requests the funeral service it will be provided for Him. Funerals are all on the level no matter position.


    May you be blessed with a glorious day!

    Yours, in His service.
     
  3. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    After being raised and presented with my apron I was told that the only time that it would be worn was when I was in my casket.
     
  4. drw72

    drw72 Premium Member

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    I have worn mine to two funerals.
     
  5. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Here's the pertinent part of our Apron Presentation to the new MM:
    "This Apron, the special gift of this Lodge, is yours to wear upon all proper occasions throughout an honorable life, and at your death, is to be placed upon the coffin that contains your lifeless remains and with them shall be laid beneath the silent clods of the valley."
    I occasionally see Brethren wear their lambskins on special occasions, particularly when receiving service awards and the like.
     
  6. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member Site Benefactor

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    I wear mine when I'm not an officer (so I haven't worn it much), and when visiting.
     
  7. Carl_in_NH

    Carl_in_NH Site Benefactor

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    I have not worn mine since I was raised. I know several Brothers that do wear theirs. I've now got a PM apron which resides in my traveling apron case and that's the one I'll wear until departing for the Celestial Lodge above.
     
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  8. Andrewsmith8504

    Andrewsmith8504 Registered User

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    Not at all, it is held in a plastic wrapper, in a footlocker with my most valuable irreplaceable items that will be buried with me when i depart this mortal coil.

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  9. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Both sound good.
     
  10. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    When I'm traveling outside my Lodge I wear my White Lambskin.....
     
  11. Matt L

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    I haven't worn mine since it was presented to me. It's in it's tube and my family knows where it is. I have other aprons to wear.
     
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  12. David612

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    I wear my white apron every meeting..
     
  13. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Same here. I was told that it is only to be worn at my burial.
     
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  14. Scoops

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    Some brethren here who no longer need their MM apron, once they've become a PM or received Provincial or Grand honours, donate their apron to the lodge who sell it on.

    In my lodge, it's a custom for the proposer to acquire an apron for a new MM (EA & FC apron supplied by the lodge)

    I hope, in time, to be able to pass my apron to one of my sons if they decide to join "big boy scouts", as my 4 year old calls it.

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  15. MWS

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    Similar to here in Ontario. At our MM degree we receive a new decorated MM apron and VotSL to keep. The EA & FC are borrowed from the Lodge.
     
  16. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    In Austin there is a Veterans Day march where we get dispensation to march in our aprons, but only in our white leather ones. It is given to us to wear with pleasure to ourselves and honor to the fraternity. Such events are a good way to have Brothers remember where theirs is stored and get it out to keep it from getting stiff rolled up.
     
  17. okielabrat

    okielabrat Registered User

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    Haven't had the opportunity yea as I was raised in February of this year, but I plan to do so at our officer installation ceremony. And of course, it's going to be present when I enter that Undiscovered Country from whose bourne no traveler has returned..............
     
  18. rpbrown

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    As I posted earlier in this thread, I do wear mine to funerals. I have a Past Masters apron that I have yet to wear because I keep getting recycled through the line so when in lodge, I wear an officers apron.
     
  19. dfreybur

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    Depending on your jurisdiction, you may be authorized to wear your PM apron. Two of my jurisdictions say to wear any of your authorized aprons but the jewel of the chair, so I've worn my PM aprons at a lot of meetings. One of my jurisdictions says to wear "apron as installed, jewel as seated" so I go to my installed chair, put on that apron, then find out which chair I'm in for that meeting. It's one of those fun little details in variation jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
     
  20. Thomas Stright

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    Might want to take it out and hang it up out of the sunlight...It'll never lay flat staying in the the tube.
     

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