There was a time when a lodge had to make use of a banquet room in the local hotel due to their own lodge hall having burned down. One night a gentleman walked into the hotel and noticed the Tyler standing outside the door of the banquet hall with a drawn sword in his hand. He asked the desk clerk “What is that man doing with that sword?” The desk clerk replied the local Masonic Lodge was meeting in the banquet room. The gentleman then said “Oh the Masons. That’s the organization that is really hard to get into,” whereupon the desk clerk replied, “It must be. That poor guy with the sword has been knocking on that door for months and they still haven’t let him in.”

Stewart Brass, Harris Lodge No. 216, Grand Lodge of Canada, Province of Ontario, Reprinted from

Fraternally yours,
Richard Gentile, Editor



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