Back again from a long night of good fellowship and brotherhood.
Last night we held a 3rd degree, or master masons degree, at lodge. This is the final step of initiation for one to become a full fledged member. It generally takes three months, one for each degree. The brother we raise last night started his journey in freemasonry in March of this year.
The night goes like this: We arrive about an hour early to a homemade meal. It is $5 per person, to go towards payment to the cook. We eat a great dinner, differing completely from the months prior meal. We see who shows up for the meeting and see if we have enough people to fill the chairs needed to confer the degree and run the meeting. Last night we had 22 people in attendance, which is a very nice turn out. We run through some normal meeting stuff, much of which I can’t speak about, and then head into the degree work. It all takes about two hours. Afterwards we got a picture with half of the guys and the newly raised brother! You can tell who is is two ways: He is in the middle, and he has a plain white leather apron.
It really was a good turn out. We had baked chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, corn, and beans for dinner. After the meeting was said and done we gather back in the kitchen/lobby and had desert. I took one home for the wife, and didn’t eat any myself. It was looking good though! It was homemade strawberry shortcake, with a whip cream topping.
This brought us right up to 9pm and the ride home got us to about 9:30pm. We were beat from the degree work and ready for bed. That is all she wrote for the night!
I hope you enjoyed this post, as much as I enjoyed writing it! If you have any questions about freemasonry, that I am at liberty to talk about I gladly will answer them!
Until next time, I’ll see ya! 😀 😀