A true Brother

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Joey, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Joey

    Joey Co-Founder Staff Member

    My most memorable moments were of course when I was initiated....Who can forget that?
    But, I think what I'll remember for ever is the night that my best friend was initiated..... and then when he was raised as a Master Mason.
    You've made me VERY PROUD BRO. BLAKE!:D
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2008
  2. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

    Thank ya Bro Joey! You've helped me tremendously!
  3. Nate C.

    Nate C. Registered User

    I have a similar story. A few years ago, my best friend going back to college roommate days finally asked me "so what is this Masonry stuff anyway?" The rest is history. He is now a MM over at Round Rock.
  4. TexMass

    TexMass Registered User

    Grandpa’s Wooden Chest

    I hated to hear the lawyer say
    The things my grandpa gave away.
    Like his old truck to Dad and Mom
    And world war medals to Uncle John

    My name was called
    And something was said
    About an old wooden box
    Underneath his bed.

    Just a worn out chest
    With a rusty hinge
    But I knew Grandpa left
    Something special within.

    When I opened the lid
    All I could see
    Were some unused tools
    And a letter to me.

    A large fancy cloth
    With two long strings
    A small wooden hammer
    Among other things

    He wrote, 'A man’s job
    Is to be a good husband father and a friend.
    I built my life as best I could
    By the tools laid here within.'

    He said, 'The compasses remind me that life has boundaries
    So live your life within
    The square proves true and so should you
    When dealing with all your friends.

    Be an honorable man and walk uprightly
    According to the plumb.
    The level teaches us treat all men equal
    Instead of only some.

    And now it’s your turn
    To start your journey for knowledge, love and faith
    So live your life by the Square and Compasses
    And tools of your trade.'

    Many years have passed since I first opened
    Grandpas wooden chest
    The tools he gave me, the words he wrote
    The challenge to be my best.

    Today I’ll visit Grandpa
    At the place where he was laid
    To let him know he can be proud
    I’m a Master of my trade.

    -Wor. Jack Sutton
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2008
  5. cmoreno85tx

    cmoreno85tx Registered User

  6. RJS

    RJS Guest

    That is a nice poem Texmas!
  7. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

    i liked that one.

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