Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Spring Break: F & AM

Tonight was the culmination of about three months hopes, as I initiated into the First Degree (Entered Apprentice) of the Free and Accepted Masons.

I'm now officially an E.A. Mason at Overton Lodge #5, Tennessee's oldest (note well: the Greeneville lodge was chartered before Overton in Rogersville, but they lost their charter when their lodge went inactive during the Civil War, making Rogersville's Overton Lodge the oldest, continuous lodge in the state).

I walked into the Masonic Temple (also Tennessee's oldest) at around 6:30 pm, and I got home around 11. It was an amazing experience, and I am honored to have been accepted into such an esteemed and ancient fraternity.

Have you ever wondered what the Masons are about? Check out these frequently asked questions, provided by the Grand Lodge of Tennessee.

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