84-Year-Old Byrd Installed As Master Of Brainerd Masonic Lodge

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    84-Year-Old Byrd Installed As Master Of Brainerd Masonic Lodge
    posted December 21, 2009

    Jim Byrd was installed Sunday as Master of the Brainerd Masonic Lodge No. 736 F. & A.M.

    A Mason for 61 years, the 84-year-old Byrd never served as Master of a lodge until now.

    Jaybird, as he is affectionately known, encountered some unusual circumstances during his Masonic career that resulted in such a long period of time passing before he became a Lodge Master. Each time he relocated to another state, he was required to “relearn†the various rituals associated with each state’s main body rules and constitutions.

    Consequently, he served the Craft for 61 years before becoming Master. A huge crowd of friends and family was on hand for the installation ceremony.

    Also installed on Sunday were Gardner Scott as chaplin, Don Payne as treasurer, Patrick Shipley as senior deacon, Patrick Spann as junior deacon, John Heilker as junior steward, James Adams as secretary, Larry Kyker as senior steward, Charlie Richardson as senior warden, Mike Sarratore as junior warden, and John Haley as tiler.

    Source: 12/21/2009 - 84-Year-Old Byrd Installed As Master Of Brainerd Masonic Lodge - Happenings - Chattanoogan.com
     
  2. JTM

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    i wonder what his plan for the lodge is.
     
  3. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, he's had over 60+ years to figure something out.
     

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