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    Posted: September/13/2014 at 5:31pm
Brothers,

My degree coach worked with me an hour a day for 90 days to get me through the degrees.  Naturally we developed a great relationship.  Alvin is 78 and has been an instructor for many years. 

After I was raised and I came back into the lodge and sat down, Alvin said, "Let me see your hand."  I presented my hand and he slipped a beautiful old Masonic Ring on my finger.  He said to me, "I have no son and I want you to have my Father's ring."  Tears welled in my eyes.  All I could say was, 'Thank you and I will wear it with pride."   You could have knocked me over with a feather.  What an honor.

I now wear the ring in remembrance of Louis Marvin Knight b. 1903  d. 1978.  Past Master of Oriental Lodge #20. 

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WOW! What an honor indeed!
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      That's what true brotherhood is all about. Congratulations on finding a great mentor and a friend. 

Edited by recon187 - September/13/2014 at 10:36pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote log cabin Bill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/14/2014 at 7:24am
I think that WOW says it all! What a wonderful mentor and brother he must be. I am sure that you will think of your mentor whenever you look at the ring.
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Originally posted by recon187 recon187 wrote:

      That's what true brotherhood is all about. Congratulations on finding a great mentor and a friend. 

This says it about as well as it could be said. Thanks for sharing your story.
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That is a very touching story; and that ring is priceless. Hopefully you can pass the ring to your son and tell him that story.
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