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I guess the main answer I was looking for was did my grandmother violate any type of code. Also I am not a fan of secrets - this is my own burden from being in the military and "knowing" things
Originally posted by JoshNorton
Originally posted by pez1975
The aprons are given when you pass the 3rd degree and become a Master Mason the highest level of Masonry at a Blue Lodge.
Originally posted by AugustusMasonicus
Actually, you receive it as an Entered Apprentice in the 1st degree in my jurisdiction, its presentation being accompanied by a brief lecture. You are then taught to wear it by the Senior Deacon.
See, here's where Masonry differs a bit from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In my state, in the first degree you're taught how to wear it by the Sr. Warden, but you aren't actually given your own, nice, ceremonial apron until after you've gotten the lecture at the end of the Master's degree. The apron worn by the candidate in the first two degrees is either a regular cloth lodge apron, or an old leather apron that is kept with the working tools and other props needed for the degrees.
Originally posted by network dude
actually, it's given to you when you are innitiated and get your first degree. It's a beautiful speach that is given at the time it's presented.
Originally posted by JoshNorton
Bastard. On the other hand, we've got brothers who are bar owners, and it's generally nicer to get my refreshing beverage served to me by a cute waitress at one of their establishments than by Bro. Bubba.
Originally posted by Sauron
and we have a fully stocked bar tooedit on 2011.9.10 by JoshNorton because: (no reason given)
It is helping to understand, that there may have been misunderstanding on my part.
Originally posted by LittleBirdSaid
Note to mods, I did the best I could to determine how to go about posting. I couldn't choose the forum. If you could redirect if needed I would appreciate it.
This has long bothered me. I thought these were secretive items.
My grandmother unwrapped and showed me my grandfathers Mason apron when I was a child - maybe 11 or 12. I am a female. We did it as a "secret" and she was a nervous wreck we would be caught. This event happened when he was preparing for ceramony, or promotion??
Why would she have done this and what did it mean?
I know little of the Mason world since my grandparents passed long ago - and I don't know a Mason to ask, or even if this is a controversial question. If anyone would share the meaning of this I would appreciate it. I am now 46 years old, and I will admit this memory has surfaced and begun to bother me.edit on 9-9-2011 by LittleBirdSaid because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by czqjtohypmdu
So, if a Grandmother is married some decades to a Mason, and he is a good and respectful husband, father, and grandfather, and then she shows his apron to his granddaughter, it is something nefarious?
And, the granddaughter having known 3 men in her life that were Masons, and good men, and she thinks possibly other Masons are like them, it is nefarious?