Thank God for the Oldtimers!
My teacher had a Life certificate for instruction at the time he taught me and then became Master of the Lodge after serving 17 years as Secretary. He is a Past Master of at least one other Lodge. He was given the Golden Trowel and has a 50 Year Certificate.
We spent many an afternoon in his study and under the old oak tree in his backyard as he taught me the lessons.
While Masonry is undergoing a Renaissance with new young men, we desperately need to cling to some of our traditions that are taught to us and held on to by the men who have been here for a while.
Glad to see that you are still active after 46 years Brother.
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28 Years old when I was raised in 1995. Appointed JD a month after I was raised.
Still a Blue Lodge Mason. Thinking of the York Rite and Scottish Rite perhaps this year or next.
Conferred the FC and MM degree on my nephew who petitioned at age 19, raised at age 20.