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Discussion in 'Freemason's Lodge' started by deputy tom, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. deputy tom

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    My neighbor is getting initiated tonight.I'm going along with him.I wished he was coming into my Lodge but I'm still excited for him just the same.I ran thru most of the work today and am ready for any position if I'm called upon for help.tom.:cool:
     
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    Well the meeting went pretty smoothly even tho everyone was filling a chair they had never done before with the exception of myself and the DDGM.A few minor mistakes but a nice smooth delivery just the same.My neighbor is now my Brother and the Fraternity is better for it.tom.
     

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    Congratulations to both of you. I see some interesting sessions in your future studying with your new neighbors
     
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    Thanks jetboatdriver.He is a younger fellow so he should learn easily enough.tom.
     
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    That's great!!! My neighbor is being inictiated in my Lodge Dec 20TH. I think I'll be sitting in the East although I'm the Junior Past. The new WM is concentrating on the Degree work that we're being inspected in (FC).
     
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    This is awesome, both of you have neighbors going in. I am going to Huntsville, AL this week to see my nephew's Masters degree. If any of you are near by, come on over and join in. PM me for Lodge information and times.
     
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    Yep,it's nice to have neighbors that can now be called Brothers.JetboatDriver,enjoy the trip to your Nephew's 3rd.Congratulate him for me as well.When I received my 3rd my Dad and Great Uncle where in attendance.Makes for some cherrished memmories since both passed on many years ago.tom.
     
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    Will do Deputy Tom. Having a ring built for him, going to pick it up tomorrow.
    He is so pumped up, good thing he is young and doesn't have blood pressure problems.

    This fraternity is so fantastic. He told me today not to be too upset if he didnt return my emails and messages right away - he has so many new friends - AND - he is going to be submitting the petition for one of his co-workers right after he is raised.

    May God continue to bless us.
     
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    Jetboatdriver,I can't say how excited I am for your Nephew and yourself.I only wish I could be there.Best wishes for our soon to be MM.tom.:bowdown:

    PS I see you folks meet the same night as our Lodge.Good home page.tom.
     
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    Which folks?

    Panther City? www.panthercity.org 3rd Tuesday
    Texas Chapter and Counci - www.texaschapterandcouncil.org 1st Tuesday

    or another one?

    Thanks for your very kind comments and I will tell him of your support. I may have our Panther City SW going with me!!! This would be great.
     
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    Panther City on the third Tuesday.tom.:cool:
     
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    Tom the degree was awesome - the Brothers at Helion Lodge #1 are top shelf, if anyone is ever there, go by and visit. It more than worth the trip.

    Told him about your greetings. The DGM actually completed the second section. What an honor that was. My nephew choked up, I choked up, the brothers there were so supportive.

    The ring turned out fantastic. One of the brothers in our Lodge is a custom jeweler. My original plan fell through, I called him Monday, he had it ready Weds AM. The other cool thing is that all the people who ever touched that ring, from molding, to pooring, to polishing and finishing are all Master Masons, I took it to him and when I gave it to him no one not a MM had touched that ring since it was made. Cool deal.

    Thanks Tom for all of your kind words.
     
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    Fantastic report! Good story about the ring too.These are the things that are remembered.Your nephew is lucky to have an uncle like yourself.Maybe he will go thru the chairs and that will be another historic event.I might have to travel down to help install him as WM some day.tom.
     
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    Update... in a week and a few days my neighbor/brother will receive his third degree.I have been asked by the DDGM to be his guide and will do so.I've contacted his mother,who asked me a while ago to present him with his late father's Masonic ring.It is being polished up and gone over at the jeweler's right now.This is going to be a great event.I could only be more proud if it were my own son.tom.
     
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    Tom - This is awesome. I can tell by the way your wording has changed how emotionally invested you are at this point. Please keep the updates coming.
     
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    You are very receptive JBD.And yes I'll keep you posted.tom.:cool:
     
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    I was fortunate to have my father take part in my EA, however the cancer moved faster than I thought it would. He passed away before my FC. My Mother gave me my Father's rings upon his death. He was SD of his lodge at the time of his death. It is always special to have a family member or close friend to attend your Degree work.
     
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    jrr6602,while I'm sorry to hear the loss of your father,I'm glad he was able to share in your EA degree.It's something very special to remember good things like that and smile.tom.
     
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    I was serving as a Police Officer in the Metroplex at the time of my initiation. My Father was serving as Sheriff of the county in my home town at the time.
     
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    I just passed my neighbor Monday night to the FC Degree. I sat in the East again as our current WM took some time off because of some family issues. We have our Inspection this Sat in the FC Degree. Wish me luck!!