posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 12:05 PM
So I knew my granddad was a mason, but I never really asked much about it until recently. Just a few hours ago I went to visit him in hospital, since
to be frank... He's in the last few years of his life. Being 17 we didn't have that much to talk about when my dad went of for a cigarette, so I
demanded he tell me the secrets of the masons. He didn't of course
On the way home I was talking to my dad about the whole mason thing. He had been asked if he'd like to join when he was younger but had declined. It
turns out that my granddad was the master of his lodge for over a year, and that the masons had paid for my late grandmothers' private health care,
including two operations. Also they had paid for one of my granddads private operations. This is hardly the type of thing you expect from the society
some people like to pretend it is.
And so it occurred to me, even though my father declined, maybe I still have a chance at getting in. My granddad was a good member for many year
(still is). If I want to pursue the idea of Masonry membership I'd have to do it soon, as I said... my granddad only has a few years left in him, and
he is probably the most direct route into membership.
So guys what do you think, is it worth the effort to join?
PS; Any Masons out there I'd love it if you could talk to me either on this board or in private, about the benefits of membership, and how I would
best go about attempting to join.