Look what I have found!

Discussion in 'Shrine' started by flameburns623, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. flameburns623

    flameburns623 Registered User

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    My uncle or grandfather's fez.

    Apparently from Springfield Missouri.

    Passed on as an heirloom to me. In a box of Masonic stuff and old photos.

    It fits, though I obviously have no right to wear it.

    Any information I can or should know about this keepsake?
     

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  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    flameburns623 Registered User

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    Anything in particular I should do with this Fez, as it's inheritor? Just keep it put away and maintained?
     
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  4. Bloke

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    Keep it...you might want to use it as regalia one day... Mine is in a fez box, you would easily pick one up in the states and it also has a plastic insert to keep it in shape which remains in place when you wear it...

    Store it like any clothing - in a dry place in a sealed container where bugs cannot go feasting. Mines in the box and then in a sealed plastic bag
     
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  5. dfreybur

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    Eventually petition a Shine so you can wear it in loving memory. As opposed to having it on display on a shelf in loving memory.
     
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  6. flameburns623

    flameburns623 Registered User

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    I can wear a Springfield Missouri Shriners Fez if I join a Shrine in southern Illinois?

    Btw, I appreciate the info about the Fez box. Very useful.

    Should I have the Fez professionally cleaned?
     
  7. Bloke

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    I have no idea how to clean it.. but someone will know..

    You probably could not wear it all the time..but like your apron, you could ask to be invested in it on initiation... we'd do that for you :)
     
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  8. dfreybur

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    My opinion - It is very cool to see a Brother wearing a heritage fez.

    The real answer - You have to find out the local rules. My best guess is you need to get your own fez during your ritual. Then at later meetings it won't matter.
     
  9. flameburns623

    flameburns623 Registered User

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    Thanks.

    I want to talk to some of the local Brothers about the care and keeping of this item. We have a couple of upcoming pancake breakfasts so that would be a good time.
     
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