Masonic blue slipper

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  1. brother josh

    brother josh Registered User

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    Does any brother out there now how old the tradition of giving our wives widows mothers and daughters the blue slipper lapel pin


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  2. JonBoy

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    It actually dates back to the bible days. Read Ruth chapter 4 and it will be explained. It comes from the EA degree proficiency work.


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  3. brother josh

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    Right I get that much what I really ment does any one know when the practice of giving are wives widows mother .......... So on the lapel pin does it go back say to the revolutionary war just curious thanx


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  4. Raymond Walters

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    I do hope this proves helpful in answering:



    http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/The_Masonic_Blue_Slipper.htm
     
  5. dfreybur

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    The first time I heard of it was on the My Freemasonry board so it's not a common symbol in all jurisdictions. Now that I've seen a photograph of it I recognize that I've seen it on plenty of cars in Texas. I don't know how many jurisdictions use the symbol but it's not in common use in California, Illinois, Washington (state) at least. The story behind it is common to every jurisdiction I've seen degrees in, but not its use as a symbol for our ladies.
     
  6. crono782

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    I bought my wife the car sticker and she basically told me she didn't want a blue "bowling pin" sticker on her car. >_<
     
  7. brother josh

    brother josh Registered User

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    That's hilarious I bought my wife a lapel pin she said the same thing


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  8. BroBook

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    Never seen it !!! Question what good does an unrecognized sign do???


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  9. dfreybur

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    It's got an S&C so its basic meaning is clear. Until I read of the slipper on this forum I'd seen a few on cars in Texas (nowhere else yet) and figured it was a locally popular symbol.
     
  10. BroBook

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    Ok


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