Hoarders--Lodge edition

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by cacarter, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. MikeMay

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    I would hope they were "regular"...can't have "irregular" ones in a regular lodge... ;-)
     
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  2. jwhoff

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    We can't see in our freezer for the ice. That's why we keep adding more.
     
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  3. cacarter

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    Cleaned out our closets at the lodge last night. Found a bunch of old Texas Mason magazines, and all sorts of decades old paper goods that were not records. I thought we had agreed to save them. Next thing I know we are putting them back in the closet "Yeah, we're going to decide what to do with them later." And this is part of the reason nothing ever gets thrown away in a lodge.
     
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  4. Companion Joe

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    A lot of that has to do with the older generation of people who might have lived during the Depression or WWII. They can't let anything go. My wife and I were just laughing this afternoon because my dad has four, rusty, broken down push mower decks out behind our shop. I keep telling him to clean that crap up, but he says, "We might need them for something." The oldest one has been there since I was a kid (and I'm 43 now).

    As for the lodge, if it's old and Masonic, keep it. If it's a broken Dust Devil vacuum from 1992, toss it.
     
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  5. Bill Lins

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    Including PMs? ;)
     
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  6. cacarter

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    I would save anything that has to do with the lodge masonically, including ledgers, minutes, etc. But I am against saving the Spring 1972 edition of the Texas Mason Magazine or the state wide roster of masons in Texas from 1965. Asking the Grand Lodge library if they want them for their records would be a possibility before dumping them, but dang, I don't see a purpose.
     
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  7. jwhoff

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    :confused:Agreed! I think it should be a hard and fast rule to, at least, stick to the current century.
     
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  8. Companion Joe

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    Mmmmmm, yeaaaah ... you should be careful using those types of references. I was having a conversation with some young guys at the lodge the other day about something, and one of them threw out a "not since the turn of the century" reference. I said we can't verify that. He said he was pretty sure. It escalated until he pointed out that in 2015, turn of the century meant 1999-2000, not, as my brain's default setting thinks, 1899-1900.

    I told him to shut up. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. jwhoff

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    Brother Joe, you'll find very few default settings in my brain.

    It can get quite lonely in here!

    But I follow you thought ... o_O somewhat.
     

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