(Over)dressing the part?

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by TheReturning, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Carl_in_NH

    Carl_in_NH Site Benefactor

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    I think this observation ties us in nicely to the thread on why lodges go dark in the summer. No A/C being the primary reason in today's world - at least in my lodge.
     
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  2. LK600

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    ouch... understood.
     
  3. Carl_in_NH

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    Didn't intend to inflict any pain - sorry if I did!
     
  4. Keith C

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    In June and September absolutely, sometimes in May and October too! One of the reasons we go dark in July and August, we have a very large volume lodge room and even "cranking" the A/C it can't keep the Lodge room at a comfortable temperature in July and August, It must have been unbearable even in June and September before A/C was installed.
     
  5. LK600

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    I was feeling your pain of no A/C lol
     
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  6. Carl_in_NH

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    And we have 'hi-tech', modern fibers. Think about our brothers from history with a selection of wool, or perhaps warmer wool.
     
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  7. LK600

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    Yes I'm sure. I am one of those who sweat at the mention of Summer so... I might have to go back to the old method of scotch guarding the inside of clothes. Use to work well with uniforms. ;)
     
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  8. Warrior1256

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    We had one elderly fellow at Knights Templar that wore a heavy coat in the summer! He didn't want us to turn on the ceiling fans let alone the A/C! Those KT uniforms get hot so, needless to say, the older gentleman does not come much anymore as we have the A/C cranking.
     
  9. Brother_Steve

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    I was expecting you to say if he asked you if you were from grand lodge.
     
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  10. Brother JC

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    That Grand Lodge is pretty "cowboy," as well.
     
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  11. Warrior1256

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    Lol!
     
  12. Ripcord22A

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    #1?


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  13. Brother JC

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    You know it!
     
  14. Ripcord22A

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    Tell me it was Don that said that to you?

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  15. Brother JC

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    Yeah, actually. You know Don...
     
  16. Ripcord22A

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    When I first read ur comment i saidnto myself "man that sounds like something Don would say...".....lol

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  17. Warrior1256

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    I assume that Don is a funny and entertaining guy.
     
  18. jgil1970

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    Ripcord, I am medically retired from the Army for back, neck and spinal cord injury. I am 46, and on bad days, can't bend over far enough or raise my foot enough to tie my shoes. While I don't wear Velcro shoes, I do have some slip on dress shoes without shoestrings to fiddle with that I wear in my suit. Just a friendly reminder that even us young bucks may have some problems with wearing a pair of lace up dress shoes.
     
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  19. Elexir

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    Kind of like: http://www.aliveayurveda.se/images/...t Finskor Herr Bra marknad SDL347103465_6.jpg ?
    Im 27 but its the only shoes in my size that I can sit comfy for a longer time in that dont cost a fortune.
     
  20. TheReturning

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    I'm in Florida as well. The A/C works great. Besides, hundreds of thousands of Freemasons have been ostracized, banished, imprisoned, and even executed just for being Freemasons. Dressing up is *my* (we all have different ways of showing our respects) way of showing respect for them and the timelessness of the Fraternity, and if it's a little uncomfortable, it's only temporary.
     

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