Raised and further Enlightened

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Richard Valdez, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Richard Valdez

    Richard Valdez Registered User

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    Tonight I was raised, a Master Mason. Thanks to all of my Masonic Brethren who attended Flatonia #436 and participated, I will always remember this evening and the knowledge that was shared and entrusted to me. Personally, It was all about me and an obligation. I prayed and made the sign of the cross when I was done.
    Not sure if that was kosher inside the lodge, but it felt right, as it always has since I was taught as a child to show respect to the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

    Special Thanks to mi primo Juan Carlos and his friend Steve from SATX, they brought the first piece of Masonic Regalia for me to wear as well as a placard for my car, in the shape of a badge. Very nice.

    I am honored to be part of this fraternity.

    "Here's to us, and those like us. They're few..."

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  2. Beathard

    Beathard Premium Member

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    Congrats. Glad I was able to be part of it. Funny watching you go down. Didn't want to go eh?
     
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  3. Richard Valdez

    Richard Valdez Registered User

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    I was outnumbered, otherwise...
     
  4. choppersteve03

    choppersteve03 Premium Member

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    Congratulations and welcome!
     
  5. Beathard

    Beathard Premium Member

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    Cops don't appear to appreciate getting grabbed, threatened, and knocked on their butts. And we did not even get arrested!
     
  6. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Grats Brother!
     
  7. Richard Valdez

    Richard Valdez Registered User

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    I have 2 years to file charges on misdemeanors, then I get a warrant and round you all up. I can't swear a complaint on exactly who did what, but I have my suspicions. What an experience, I reflected on it all night. Let me just add, you guys are a lot stronger than I would have guessed.
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  8. Brent Heilman

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    Congrats Brother! I will be raised tomorrow and your postings are killing me because I know I won't be able to sleep tonight.
     
  9. Richard Valdez

    Richard Valdez Registered User

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    Just use your imagination and try and think what it is like, and then realize, it's nothing like that. You will always remember this event in your life. Congratulations to you on arriving at this point of your journey as well. Let us know what you think after you are raised.
     
  10. Nate Riley

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    Careful Brothers, this ain't a tiled room and we have folks who aren't Master Masons amoung us.

    Congrats on being raised!
     
  11. dnewman3

    dnewman3 Registered User

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    Dont forget to bring your goat...they did tell you to bring one right? 3°
     
  12. Brent Heilman

    Brent Heilman Premium Member

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    The goat won't be a problem. I have 3 of them in the field next to my house. Besides, I would prefer to bring my own. These next to me are like little puppies. All I know is it seems like it has been no time since I was initiated and have looked forward to this day from the moment I first stepped foot in my Lodge. As expected couldn't really sleep last night because so many of the things I have learned over the last few months kept running through my mind. I will let you know how it went tomorrow.
     
  13. choppersteve03

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    Goat riders in the sky.
     

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