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Topic: The Aged Mason
Posted By: De Darrah
Subject: The Aged Mason
Date Posted: January/30/2021 at 12:57am
THE AGED MASON
He sits on the sidelines
His hair has turned gray.
We pass him by, as if to say,
Sorry, Old Brother, you've had your day.
If we would stop and shake his hand
And tell him we are glad he came,
It would mean so much to a tired old man
Just to feel the warmth of a friendly hand.
He lays no claim to renown or fame.
Only a few remember his name.
We may not know from whence he came,
But he's our brother just the same.
He sowed the seeds for us to reap,
He paved the way so we could meet.
Ever humble yet somewhat proud,
Ever alert to keep his vows.
His stored up wisdom of many years
He leaves to us if we could only hear.
We are Brothers; Let's act as such,
For the years of the aged have seen much.

Debbie Dee Harding Farrow


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De
Past Matron New Hope Ch. #117 OES
PWHP Palm Shrine No.32 now Alchor #27 WSOJ
Y.B.Y.S.A.I.A.

As Brother Ben F. said
"In Wine there is Wisdom
In Beer there is Freedom
In Water there is Bacteria"
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Replies:
Posted By: log cabin Bill
Date Posted: January/30/2021 at 7:51am
Thank you so much for posting that!!!   I am one of those  whose hair has turned gray as I am now 71.  I feel very fortunate to still have my Dad alive at his age of 96 and yes, he is very alert and gets around very well.  I was there to pin his 50 year and 60 year pin on him.  He received the 60 year pin about 3 years ago.  I am the Masonic Education officer for my district and also for my lodge and will present that poem as part of one of my upcoming education talks.  Thanks again.  Stay safe and stay well.  

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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: edwmax
Date Posted: January/31/2021 at 1:15pm
Thanks for the wisdom, De ....


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"He who would assume to govern others must first learn to govern himself."





Thomasville 369


Posted By: Sec'yBob
Date Posted: February/21/2021 at 2:03pm
I too will use this at an education presentation.

Wise words, and very meaningful. thanks

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Raised 2001
PM Crestwood-Anchor #443
PM Meramec #313 X3
Past DDGM Dist #24
Lodge Education Officer
Missouri Lodge of Research
O.E.S. Chapter 129 WP X3



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