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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

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. 


David Davis
Oriental Lodge #20
Mathews, Virginia

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

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

"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

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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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.

St. Matthews Lodge 906
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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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Posted By: Caution1010
Date Posted: September/15/2014 at 5:50pm

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


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