Many of us come from Masonic families. My grandfather and grandmother met as a result of his interest her leading the local Rainbow Girls back in '50. He went on to petition the lodge, later become WM, and obtain other offices in the district and York Rite bodies. His two sons (my father and my uncle), are both Master Masons, yet are completely inactive. Partly I think they were more or less "enticed" by their very active father to join the fraternity (between DeMolay and being dragged to every event). Partly I just think they don't have the interest my grandfather has in the fraternity which is completely understandable since all men don't share the same interests. I ultimately believe they both possessed curiosity about their father's passion for the fraternity but didn't take full advantage of its privileges... So why did I do it? I was never "enticed," or asked in any manner, shape or form, to join my grandfather's fraternity. A number of reasons went into play -- curiosity about what had been a part of my family for generations, curiosity about history, and the overall desire to obtain more knowledge. So, you could say that "family" came into play as to why I desired to become a Mason...but it was not a sole driver or purpose. So I ask you, was it a family connection that led you to Masonry, and if so, how strong was that quest as a result of your family's involvement in the fraternity? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!