posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 08:21 PM
Sorry for your loss Brother. I am sure that you're granddad was an upstanding man, if your character is any barometer. I'll raise to a glass to him
Our Grand Lodge does things a little different than yours it seems. We are only presented our lambskin Aprons during the initiation. They are returned
at the end of the evening and after being raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason, you are presented with your formal apron.
There are a few lambskin aprons kept on hand, as well as a few cloth ones, for visitors who may need them.
I had the honour of attending a masonic funeral about 6-7 months ago. It brought to the front of my mind the thought of what I want when I die.
Although still relatively young, the Great Architect calls us at his pleasure, not ours. So I put in writing that I would like to be buried with my
Apron. I don't want a full funeral, but my apron will go with me when I pass.
And yes, brother, I know exactly where my apron is. In the top of my closet, safely tucked away for the next several years as I make the trip the
through the offices of the lodge. I won't be needing at unless I go visit for a while. A slightly relevant story. The secretary of my lodge retired
this year after 25 years of holding the office. A few people joked with the old fella about having to track down his apron now that he will be back
sitting amongst the Bretheren during meetings. He just smiled and said.. 'I always know where my apron is" This thread just brought this back to my