posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 12:19 PM
reply to post by VictorVonDoom
Masonic Rings end up in pawn shops for various reasons .
A Mason passes on and the family ends up pawning it .
Like what happened to one of my lodge brothers , someone breaks into his home and steals it along with other valuables and then pawns it (he found
his at a pawn shop just a block from me) .
A Mason lands on hard times and has to pawn his ring to help pay his bills .
A former Mason who has quit Masonry and just wishes to unload his ring so he takes it to a pawn shop .
Someone finds a ring that a Mason has lost and pawns it .
To name a few reasons .
As for the rest of your post . I do not know what goes on in other jurisdictions or with other Masons , but many non-Masons think we go around giving
Masonic handshakes to one another at every opportunity . I and most in my area do not do this . I have never given any Masonic grip outside of a lodge
setting and/or in public . There is just no need for it . I do not have to prove to anyone I am a Mason when in public , and no one has to prove to me
they are Masons when in public . I give Masons the same handshake I give everyone else , a regular handshake . Nor do we ask one another "secret"
questions all the time . If I am curious if someone is a Mason I just ask them point blank "Are you a Mason?" , but for the most part I do not even
ask because I do not care . I do not go around looking for Masonic rings , shirts , hats etc; etc; as I can throw a rock and hit a Mason in my town
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