Tomorrow I hope to become a member of Lake Harriet Lodge #277 A.F. & A.M.
(Ancient Free and Accepted Masons) http://www.lhl277.org/
They'll be voting on accepting me and if all goes well, I'll become an entered apprentice into the craft.
I'm very much looking forward to it.
I hope to go through the "first degree" which will make me an entered apprentice. From all I hear and all I read, it should be a very interesting evening indeed.
It's fascinating to become a part of an organization with their ideals and history.
All the men I've met at the lodge have been good, helpful, friendly men. Becoming part of fraternity with them and learning and improving myself are very intriguing. I guess you get to a point in your life where you feel you can do more and be more. I'm there.
If you are reading this and unfamiliar with Freemasonry, go to google and check out the "grand lodge" sites. There is generally one grand lodge site for each state.
Up until the last year I was so ignorant of Masonry that I didn't even know that all Shriners are masons. (Not all Masons are Shriners, though!)
My mom knew that! I guess Masonry needs a boost in publicity. Yes, part of it are "secret." There are many parts of all of our lives that are secret or private.
Fortunately, with the Internet there is a lot of good information available on Masonry. Of course, like everything else on the Internet, there is a lot of mis-information.
Use your brain and sort it out. That is necessary with any Intnernet information.
So, as I find out more firsthand, I'll post my experiences...within the prescribed limits. I expect all of those experiences to be positive!