Monthly Archives: November 2010

Still More Masonic Humor

A mason who had just been installed as Master of his lodge and was duly attending all the functions he could was having a hard time with his wife who said… ” All those masters-in-office have to do is click … Continue reading

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Boaz and Jachin

To perform an in-depth study of King Solomon’s Temple would consume many pages and consummate a book in itself. Let us instead narrow our scope of view and pursue one of the most outstanding and manifest features of King Solomon’s … Continue reading

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The Mother Lodge by Rudyard Kipling

There was Rundle, Station Master, An’ Beazely of the Rail’ An’ Ackerman, Commissariat, An’ Donkin o’ the Jail; An’ Blake, Conductor-Sergent, Our Master twice was ‘e, With ‘im that kept the Europe-shop’ Old Framjee Fduljee. Outside — “Sergent! Sir! Salute! … Continue reading

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Origin of Thanksgiving Day

The Pilgrims left Plymouth, England, on September 6, 1620. Their destination? The New World. Although filled with uncertainty and peril, it offered both civil and religious liberty. For over two months, the 102 passengers braved the harsh elements of a … Continue reading

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More Masonic Humor

A Doctor and Plumber are in the same Lodge. On Sunday Morning the Doctor wakes up to find his toilet blocked. So he rings the Plumber. “But I do not work Sundays! Can’t it wait until tomorrow.” The Doctor said. … Continue reading

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George Washington Innaugural Bible

St. John’s Lodge No. 1 A.Y.M., F & A.M is the owner of what is now known as the George Washington Inaugural Bible.  On April 30th 1789 it was upon this Bible George Washington took his oath of office and … Continue reading

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I Am Freemasonry

Author: Ray V. Denslow I was born in antiquity, in the ancient days when men first dreamed of God. I have been tried through the ages, and found true. The crossroads of the world bear the imprint of my feet, … Continue reading

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Fort William Henry

Lake George was wilderness. It was the void between two encroaching European frontiers. Just a few miles north of the lake, stood Fort Carillon, the French fortress, designed to guard the area north from any English advance into Canada. Several … Continue reading

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Austin W. Holden

Austin Holden was born in White Creek in Washington County, New York in 1819.  He was raised by his dad and step-mother from the age of four. He arrived in Glens Falls in 1836 at the age of 17 and … Continue reading

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The Anti-Masonic Political Party

The Anti-Masonic Party was the first Third Party to emerge into the American national political field and they entered during the election of 1832.  The Anti-Masons opposed the secrecy of the Masonic Order, an exclusive society in which everything was … Continue reading

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