Knock and it shal be opened

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by FairbanksMM1363, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. FairbanksMM1363

    FairbanksMM1363 Guest

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    I guess that you could say my Masonic story is one that just sort of happened. I had graduated college and moved home with my folks, goten out of a bad relationship and well just felt a little lost in life. I have had masonic blood so to speak in my family for at least five generations datign back to the 1800's. The more I studied about my family the more I felt a kinship to them, not because they were family but because they were good men in life and I supose that is what drew me to our great fraternity. I looked up a few of the lodges in my general area at that time and sat down with our then secretary and past master Robert Nichols. After visiting with Robert for a bout a hour or so. During that time I remembered one phrase that Robert said " We take good men and make them better.". He was right in more ways that one. I asked for a petition and with in a week or so I turned it in was interview by the brothers and the next thing I know I am an E.A. with a mentor who will become a trusted friend and mentor. As I progressed through the degree's I got to know the rest of the brothes at Fairbanks 1363 and have come to respect and cherish their friendship. The day I became a master mason was the culmination of time and hard work. It also meant that I was able to fallow fully in the steps of my family and that Icould make myself a better person in the process.
    And thats my story
    Thanks for listening Brothers I hope I didn't bore you to much.
     
  2. RJS

    RJS Guest

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    That is a great story, thanks for sharing it!
     
  3. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Wonderful story!
     
  4. WellArmedTiler

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    I definitely envy those people who have generations of history with the fraternity. I'm pretty sure I'm the first since my Grandpa, and I barely had a chance to get to know him.
     
  5. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Same here. My Great Grandfather was a Mason in Sweetwater, TX. I plan to attend Lodge there in the next couple of months. It would mean alot if I was able to sit in the same Lodge room he did 55+ years ago.
     
  6. Bro Mike

    Bro Mike Registered User

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    I have sat in the lodge where my grandfather and great grandfather each took their obligations. And I have been able to sit in lodge with my dad several times.

    Each was a moving experience for me.
     

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