Are you the First Mason in your family?

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Are you the first Mason in your family

  1. I'm the first!

    71 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. I'm not the first! There have been others...

    89 vote(s)
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  3. I thought I was the first but later found out there were others...

    26 vote(s)
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  4. I'm not a mason yet, but I'm working on it!

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  1. tbcrisler

    tbcrisler Registered User

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    I am in my current family that I know of.
    I found out that my Uncle on my Mom's side of the Family has been a Mason on good standing for 40 some odd years, they had to call his lodge and confirm it at the time I was raised, there are none on My Fathers side that I have found. After I had become a MM I found out there was s plethora on my wife's side of the family. Her Dad was in Demolay when he was younger, her mom I believe was s Rainbow girl, her grandfather on her Faf's side was a Mason... It goes on......


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  2. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    We skipped a generation in my family. When I told Dad I'd petitioned to join the Masons he started rattling off the names of Masons in my grand-parents' generation. He said he never joined because he didn't need it in his line of work. Sigh - It doesn't work that way, Dad. That's not what we're about.
     
  3. Bill Hosler

    Bill Hosler Registered User

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    First!


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  4. AdQuadratum

    AdQuadratum Registered User

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    lol
     
  5. Bro. Kilpatrick

    Bro. Kilpatrick Registered User

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    My father, and grandfather are masons.


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  6. dew_time

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    I will not be the first once I am found worthy. My grandmother on my fathers side was mary franklin, great great great(maybe a couple more greats?) neice of ben franklin, who as we all know was a mason. 2 of my great grandfathers, both my grandfathers and 3 of my uncles from both sides. Seems I am finding out more of my family were masons as I look into it more. I remember seeing the symbols on rings and stuff but since my father wasn't one I never questioned it.
    I also found out tonight that my wifes grandfather has been a mason for 67 years and 2 of her uncles have been for 35 years.

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  7. TemplarMason75

    TemplarMason75 Registered User

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    I am the first Mason in my family. I too would love for my children to join this honorable craft. I am a proud mason. And it is one of the best things I have ever chosen to to in my life.


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  8. George Koshy

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    I am the first in my family too. Though my dad remembers his grandfather wearing a Masonic ring. No way to find out because he spent most of his life in foreign lands. Ceylon, Malaysia and Singapore. So I'm assuming I'm the first.


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    Grand Lodge of India
     
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  9. CStevenson

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    I am not the first, but didn't know it. I became interested in Freemasonry for a number of reasons all happening at the same time. That's a whole other story but when I called my father to get his thoughts on it he told me that most of the men in his family had been masons and most of the men in my mother's family were also Masons. So in a nutshell, when I became interested in Masonry, I thought I was alone, but before I joined I found it flourished within my family history.

    Side note: My father joined right before I did after we spoke. He had always wanted to be a Mason but believed he had to be invited.
     
  10. JKC84

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    Yes I am the first Mason in my family. Feels good to know I've created a new path for my future children.

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  11. Roy Vance

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    Brother McClure,

    You and I share a special Masonic date. I was Initiated on the same day that you were Raised. I also have sibling who is a Master Mason. As a matter of fact, he is who I got my petition from. Strange how the world works for us. S&F
     
  12. AnthonyPomilia357

    AnthonyPomilia357 Registered User

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    First in my family! Was just raised last Saturday while I was still 19 years old! :)

    MM from Metamora/Hadley Lodge No. 210 of the GL of MI
     
  13. dfreybur

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    I was told there were no invitations and to join you had to go ask in person. Within a year there I was asking for a petition.

    To men who are already Masons "2B1SK1" says something they already know. To men who are not already Masons "2B1SK1" is one acronym among many used by Masons. I never noticed it among all the other alphabet soup I now know and use.

    I regularly ask men - "Are you aware that there are no invitations to become a Mason? The only way to join is to ask for a application form." At which point my wife invites them. She's not a Mason so she isn't restricted from inviting ...
     
  14. steve comeaux

    steve comeaux Registered User

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    I think im the first n my family


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  15. jaanthony

    jaanthony Registered User

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    I am the first regular one, some of my family were but during the 20's through the 60's there were not many Hispanic regulars

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  16. ARizo1011

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    I thought I was the first in the family... But then discovered my great grandfather was a Freemason in Cuba!! History repeats it self


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  17. Craig A Smith

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    I also learned that my Great Grandfather was a Mason. I believe that is the only other family member besides myself.


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  18. Ashlar76

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    The first in my family indeed and already feel like I've laid a great new path for my children. My 3 boys were initiated into KOP in April and they are enjoying their young journey already. A proud Dad moment for me seeing my sons initiated into KOP. I can only pray to be around when they reach manhood and are Raised to the Sub Lime.


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  19. dew_time

    dew_time Registered User

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    What is KOP?

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  20. crono782

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    Knights of Pythagoras


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