Purchasing and wearing your own apron.

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Levelhead, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Randy81

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    We were just speaking about this at my lodge. I believe I may get an apron for when I travel. I just think they look nice and are more professional.
     
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  2. flipster

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    I had the honor to give a 75 year pin. At his death he wore his apron that was 77 years old. It had a velum color to it from age.
     
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  3. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    At our GL Communication this month, I wore my late father's PM apron and my son, his white apron.
     
  4. Warrior1256

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    Very nice!
     
  5. Blake Bowden

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    I'm just waiting on the PM Apron my lodge never bestowed upon me..lol
     
  6. Glen Cook

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    A senior PGM of advanced age installed the GM at the GL of Portugal last week. He wore a full sized GL apron, but it was white, also colored by age.
     
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  7. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    In my lodges when you leave the position of WM they give you either a PM ring or PM apron.
     
  8. Bloke

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    Tradition here is our Master's Group present a Gavel when you go through the Chair. I am 3:1 only because I mentioned it to a friend in passing who personally purchased me one

    Here is is PM Jewel (Medal) and it is very very rare you do not get one. What's cool about them is they are often recycled. When a past member dies, his family will often pass them back to the lodge. My first is from a guy I knew very well. I treasure it and his memory, I am the 3rd PM of my lodge to own it and will return it when I die. The same with my most recent, it is a new Jewel, that will go back to the lodge because it will be a PM Jewel from a Foundation Member. I love owning these pieces of history, but really, I am just the custodian of them... I even wear them sometimes LOL (most PMs will wear their Jewels, but I tend not too because I think I am just a bit too proud of them...)
     
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  9. McCrea

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    Here, when you are raised, they give you your MM apron and it's yours to keep. We lend EA and FC aprons to the brothers, but if you are a MM, PM, or Past DDGM, you show up with your apron.
     
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  10. Warrior1256

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    Very nice!
    Same here.
     
  11. RiverRatDoc

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    I've had many discussions about Aprons Every time I'm told "You're wrong" (regarding any aspect) I produce the Constitutions, the etiquette book, & lodge by-laws.
    Lodges (in the past) have spent $$$ on new aprons, jewels, various accoutrements, et al.
    But these Aprons (even the plain white ones) are hideously dirty. I've asked to take them to be cleaned, but was denied.

    My motivation: If my apron is my badge of being a MM, & reminds me of rectitude, & maintaining a life unsullied by the outside world, then why should I defer wearing a clean apron for a dirty, old, used, & falling apart one?

    I remember refusing to wear an apron in RAC, because it was just 'dingy, tattered, & falling apart. I chose to use my apron that night. Before session convened, a sweet gentle man told me I was violating the rules. I thanked him, & informed him that it was the 'Jewel' of my office that I had to wear. The apron was my choice, since there had been no specific directive. I challenged him to prove it (nicely). He shuffled away, muttering.
    He's a loveable man filled with Tribal Knowledge <--knowledge the doesn't jive with Constitution, Rules, Statues, By-Laws, & edicts.

    more quick observation:
    Since I 'travel' in Canada quite often, I've noticed how their candidates & brothers Aprons are different.
    In Canada (where they practice Domatic work), a newly made brother receives a white apron. On his 'passing', he'll revive an apron with (circular, ruffled) adornments that go on his Lowerr Left & Right. At his Raising, he will receive an apron with two strips that hang down (emblematical of his passing).

    Thank you for letting me throw my 2 cents in here. W/F&Z
    Doc
     
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  12. GaTnMason

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    I purchased my apron an case a couple of years back and I use in my traveling and in my station in my lodges. I personally designed it and chose all artwork and also had my dates under the flapsnd my two lodge names and numbers in the bottom corners. I get complaints on at a lot of lodges.
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  13. Glen Cook

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    Yesterday we had a lecture from my successor as JP Chair for AMD USA about unauthorised aprons. Apparently a vendor equipped two councils with round, not triangular, flaps.
     
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  14. Warrior1256

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    Very nice!
     
  15. Bro. Landry

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    I have one very similar to the one your looking to buy. I see nothing wrong with this


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  16. Warrior1256

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    At the end of his time in the east my mother lodge buys each PM an apron or PM ring. I think that I will go for the apron when the time comes.
     
  17. Bloke

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    Interesting. Do you also get a Past Master's Jewel (medal) ?
     
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  18. Companion Joe

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    We give our outgoing WM a PM lapel pin. We have a WM's square lapel pin that gets handed down. At the annual installation, there is a pin swap. The outgoing guy takes off the square pin and puts it on the new guy after he is installed, and then the new WM presents the outgoing guy with his on PM pin.
     
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  19. acjohnson53

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    If that's the case, I wanna get that George Washington Apron, now that's nice....
     
  20. Warrior1256

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    Nope...an apron and case or a PM ring. I think that that's pretty nice though.
     
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