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You won't believe what my degree coach gave me!

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Topic: You won't believe what my degree coach gave me!
Posted By: Squeek49
Subject: You won't believe what my degree coach gave me!
Date 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. 

Dave




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David Davis
Oriental Lodge #20
Mathews, Virginia

I 10/08/2013
P 07/17/2014
R 08/21/2014



Replies:
Posted By: Adept?
Date Posted: September/13/2014 at 5:37pm
WOW! What an honor indeed!

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"It is humanity that creates god, and men think that god has made them in his image, because they make him in theirs."


Posted By: Cookslc
Date Posted: September/13/2014 at 9:58pm
Wow


Posted By: recon187
Date Posted: September/13/2014 at 10:34pm
      That's what true brotherhood is all about. Congratulations on finding a great mentor and a friend. 


Posted By: log cabin Bill
Date 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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North Hills Lodge, #716,PM
Allegheny RAM,#217,PHP
Allegheny Council,#38,PTIM
Allegheny Commandery #35
Knight Masons,Gateway To The West Council #5
AASR,Valley of Pgh.
Syria Shrine
Islam Grotto


Posted By: Warrior1256
Date Posted: September/14/2014 at 11:21am
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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St. Matthews Lodge 906
Suburban Lodge 740
Shively-Lewis-Parkland 951
AASR, Orient of Kentucky, Valley of Louisville
King Solomon Chapter 5
Louisville Council 4
North Central York Rite College 116


Posted By: Anthony660
Date Posted: September/15/2014 at 2:24pm
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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PM Alhambra #322 F&AM
West Covina #446 F&AM
Pasadena Valley AASR
Al Malaikah Shrine AAONMS
Cinema Grotto, MOVPER
GC Aben Zoar, Order of Alhambra


Posted By: Caution1010
Date Posted: September/15/2014 at 5:50pm
Woooooww.....

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I: 10/1/10
P: 12/3/10
R: 12/31/10

PHA-AL

"You can't trust those fellow-crafts...buncha rogues and murderers!"



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