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    Anyone a member of the masons?

    last week I was in a doctor's office and seeing the masonic ring on my finger brought up the subject of free masonry and told me that he and his brother had been orphans and brought up in a masonic home for children. The first home for orphaned children in Georgia was established in 1903 in Macon. It's founder Max Meyerhardt said during the laying of the cornerstone, "if only one girl can be saved from degradation, If only one boy can be rescued from a life of crime, If only one soul can be saved for humanity and God,
    If but one tear dried, one sorrow comforted this will be sufficient reward for all our toils and struggles."
    There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of masonic and Scottish Rite children's hospitals and homes scattered around the US and world who are doing a commendable and charitable service for sick and homeless children.

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    I have been a member since 1996. Sadly I have fallen out with my home lodge brothern and havent attended a meeting since January and probably will not any time soon.
    While it is a very noble organization it is routinly used as a social status builder and I do not agree with that.
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    Do the Masons still bury treasure and hide clues about where to find it on dollar bills?

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    I have many family members who a affiliated with the Mason's

    My dad, I miss him every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Do the Masons still bury treasure and hide clues about where to find it on dollar bills?
    LOL..Jenna, you are confused. Masons don't bury treasure or hide clues, Captain Kidd does that or maybe members of the Oddfellow's lodge.

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    Pomona Lodge #246. Raised 1974. Followed my father and followed by two uncles and my cousin. Long family tradition of Masonic activity.
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    I believe my father was a member of Torrance Lodge #394 but not sure. This was in the mid '60s to early '70s when we were living in Torrance, CA at the time. Though I do not follow the Masons myself, they are generally good people and I respect them for that. That goes for Eastern Star, Rebekkah, DeMolay, etc.


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    Brattleboro Lodge #102 Free and Accepted Masons and ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE OF FREE MASONRY NMJ (VALLEY OF BRATTLEBORO) Vermont.

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    I'm not a mason, but I have used your jars. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Do the Masons still bury treasure and hide clues about where to find it on dollar bills?
    King Solomon’s Temple was destroyed twice in Jerusalem. It has been discussed for many years that the Temple held vast treasures that were guarded by both the masons and the
    Knights Templars.

    Judgeing by the above I'd say we got enough already to watch over we dont need to be hiding anymore.

    But Jenna, the real answer is we can't tell you unless you know the secret word and handshake

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    I am not a Mason, but I like the way they work!

    While in Iraq I took a mission to deliver 4 hummers to the Baghdad Airport complex where they were to get armor upgrades. When I arrived they inspected the truck and decided that they had to many mechanical issues to put new armor on...those were the same issues we took on missions with us everyday. I could not reson with the guy that I just ran a gauntlet of IED's and ambush to get there and did not want to be told buy a civilian that I needed to go back without the new armor.

    One of my guys came up to tell me something and saw the guy I was talking to had a Mason ring on, they talked in another room and the next thing I knew the trucks would be fixed, one got a new engine and the armor would be installed. I have been interested in the Masons since...I just dont know where to start.

    Any help?
    Insert witty comment and disclaimer here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donut Aficionado View Post

    One of my guys came up to tell me something and saw the guy I was talking to had a Mason ring on, they talked in another room and the next thing I knew the trucks would be fixed, one got a new engine and the armor would be installed. I have been interested in the Masons since...I just dont know where to start.

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    Just go in to your local lodge and ask how to join and / or become a Mason. I think thats how it works. Masons never solicit membership, or so I have been told. Or you could ask some one that you know that is a Mason. Maybe he might have to sponsor you. Just grasping at straws here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    Just go in to your local lodge and ask how to join and / or become a Mason. I think thats how it works. Masons never solicit membership, or so I have been told.
    If you can't find the lodge, just follow the directions by decoding the clues they left on dollar bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    If you can't find the lodge, just follow the directions by decoding the clues they left on dollar bills.
    Gee, Jenna Googlemaster, why don't you just post the link?

    Freemasonry and the U.S. One Dollar Bill, Great Seal and Flag

    http://www.freemasonrywatch.org/onedollarbill.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Donut Aficionado View Post
    I am not a Mason, but I like the way they work!

    While in Iraq I took a mission to deliver 4 hummers to the Baghdad Airport complex where they were to get armor upgrades. When I arrived they inspected the truck and decided that they had to many mechanical issues to put new armor on...those were the same issues we took on missions with us everyday. I could not reson with the guy that I just ran a gauntlet of IED's and ambush to get there and did not want to be told buy a civilian that I needed to go back without the new armor.

    One of my guys came up to tell me something and saw the guy I was talking to had a Mason ring on, they talked in another room and the next thing I knew the trucks would be fixed, one got a new engine and the armor would be installed. I have been interested in the Masons since...I just dont know where to start.

    Any help?
    A mason will never ask you to join, so contact any mason and tell him that you're interested in free masonry and would like to become a member. If you know someone who's a mason and would vouch for your good character, clean record, Etc. it would be best to go that route. If all goes well, someone from the local lodge will contact you and you'll be on your way to becoming a master mason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Do the Masons still bury treasure and hide clues about where to find it on dollar bills?

    And they are going to rule the world from the sub basements of the Denver airport.

    I have known many Masons. My restaurant was 1 block from a Temple. I got the grand tour and was asked if I was interested. One of my jobs included catering to the Jesters. I think they are an elite group?
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    Quote Originally Posted by depdog View Post
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    Congratulations! Now you know where the treasure is buried!

 

 
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