I may have had fewer initiates, but....
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I may have had fewer initiates, but....
To all my friends and brothers
A great story/poem
“The Men Who Wear Those Mason Rings”
Those men who help my dad each day,
they wear those mason rings –
a Square and Compass set in gold,
the praise of which I sing.
My dad, he hurt his back you know,
one cold and wintry day.
He slipped and fell upon the ice,
the insurance would not pay.
And since that time, those rings I see
on hands that help us much,
with mowing lawns and hauling trash,
each day my heart they touch.
They even built a house for me
amid our backyard tree,
where all the neighbour kids
would play with laughter full of glee.
My mom, she cried from happiness,
the time the Masons came
to aid our family in distress
without a thought of gain.
And when I’m big, just like my dad,
of this it must be told:
I want to wear a ring like his,
A Square and Compass gold.
Long years have passed since when
my dad was in that plaster cast,
and since I swore that Solemn Oath
which unites us to the last.
But more than that, I’m proud to say
I wear his Mason ring –
the one dad wore for many years,
until his death this Spring.
And one last time his comrades came
to aid my weeping mother.
They praised and bid a fond farewell
to our fallen Brother.
And after which, my son did ask
about their Aprons white,
and of the rings upon their hands,
of gold so shiny bright.
With tearful eyes, I said with pride,
they’re men of spirit pure,
those men who wear those Mason rings –
of that you can be sure.
And before he went to bed that night,
the family he foretold:
Someday, I’ll wear a ring like Dad’s,
a Square and Compass gold
Michael R. Strampe, P.M.,
Lake Lodge No. 189, F.&A.M., Milwaukee, WI
Brothers Thursday September 26th
We will be having a catered dinner at 6 pm and a entered apprentice degree at 7 pm
Please come out and support our lodge and our newly made brother
Now that's a nice pair of shoes.
A high quality mason Oxford toe cap with fine calf leather uppers, leather lining and sole. Complete with a discreet Square and Compass.
Happy Wednesday everyone. We are halfway through the week.
Have a great day everyone.
Something we haven't done in a while now. I think we are going to bring back motivational Monday.
Solomon's Key had a First Responders Appreciation Dinner and the Allen Park Fire Dept. was able to attend. They had to make a run but were able to come back and enjoyed a nice dinner. Thank you AP Fire for all you do in our community. We are going to make this an annual event and hope to extend the invitation to many other first responders in the future.
It is with my utmost reverence and sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of Michigan's greatest Masons. Brother Sam McCollum has laid down the working tools of life. He passed away on Monday, September 18. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Eternal rest unto him oh Lord.
Link to Obituary and Funeral Service below
Be careful Brethren he's always watching.....
Solomon's Key Degree Team ready to head out to the Temple.
May the 4th be with you Brethren.
I wonder if we will be able to get the series here in the States.
A new series delves inside the shadowy world of the Freemasons. Reveals some of its more high profile members including the Queen's cousin. Pictured: The ‘first degree salute’, as recreated in 1989 documentary Inside The Brotherhood.
Always practice civility Brethren.
Focus on becoming better Brethren.
Spring has sprung Brethren.
Solomon's Key would like to wish all the Brethren, friends and family a Happy St. Patrick's Day. Have a safe and joyous celebration.
Some Monday morning meditation.
Sunday Morning Comics
Looks like someone took the Red Pill.
A rabbit hole in the UK conceals the entrance to an incredible cave complex linked to the mysterious Knights Templar.
Get in the quarry Brother.
Happy Birthday Bro. George Washington.
Tonight (2/16) the Brethren of SK580 will be passing one Brother to the degree of Fellowcraft. We will be opening at 7:30pm with a light meal to follow. All FCs and MMs are welcome and encouraged to join us. Looking forward to the fellowship.
Does your Lodge have a plan for this Masonic year or just a wish list?
17212 Ecorse Rd
Allen Park, MI
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