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    Installation Tonight - I'll be Appointed Junior Warden

    And I like this one "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of...
  2. Bloke

    Installation Tonight - I'll be Appointed Junior Warden

    Sorry Brother -I just saw this but a google search will always turn something up. Hope the night went well ! (or it might be happening right now. Not sure where it came from but: " Someone to blend the plaster, Someone to carry the stone, Neither the man nor the master, Ever can build alone."
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    After 29 years of being Mason in-name-only, I am publicly dropping the bomb

    Do you get together much between those meetings ?
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    some one asked

    Six ! ? Tell me more Brother ! (And before 1813 ?) I did google (but not very hard) and found this I find the "Wigan Rebellion" aka Wigan Grand Lodge (and I think it depends on your view) very interesting. I've done a...
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    some one asked

    Putting aside any questions on the 1717 date (and shortened names).... Do you think I am grossly incorrect if I say: "The first modern Grand Lodge was founded in 1717 and today, it is called the United Grand Lodge of England" I often wonder about this.. but it is a continuous line (methinks)...
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    Hello from Texas

    Welcome !
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    Learning Resources for an EA

    Sounds like your timing for joining was perfect ! :) We've had a lot of Post WW1 lodges turning 100 recently, one of them put on an amazing 3 day spectacular ! I only went to the Installation and Dinner, but it was a very memorable night. No idea how many were there for dinner (with partners and...
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    Greetings from England

    Greetings and welcome ! What brought you to England ?
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    Greetings and welcome !
  10. Bloke

    After 29 years of being Mason in-name-only, I am publicly dropping the bomb

    One day classes are certainly controversial and excite the passions. We don't do them. We also recently removed a time lapsed requirement between degrees, being not less than 12 weeks between first and second degree, and not less than 52 weeks having needed to pass between first and third...
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    I have received 6 Blackballs

    Yes. We use black and white spheres and not cubes. Indeed, I have never seen cubes in Victoria Australia -but am sure they are out there somewhere. Our Constitution actually speaks of "black balls" 225. No person can be made a Freemason if, on the ballot, three black balls appear against him...
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    PHO vs PHA

    Thank you Brother - it is great to have your knowledgeable contributions here.
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    My journey so far

    Just read all your posts on the site. They are off topic and really close to spam..
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    Learning Resources for an EA

    Greetings Brother Anderson I would echo Bro Winter - don't go wreaking anything in your future Degrees... There are some good sources suggested above (but remember, you are often not reading "fact" but opinion and/or common interpretations), but if you are a beginner and interested in History...