Harmony Lodge, # 22, A.F.M.

Depot Road

P. O. Box 22 Beaufort, S.C. 29901

(843)524-6697


Second Thursday each Month Supper 6:30 Meeting 7:30
Newsletter Editor: Howard R. Harris - E-Mail: howardharris@hargray.com


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Harmony Lodge 22 Newsletter

Editor
Howard R Harris

Volume
No. X

Issue
No. 2

A.D. 2013
February
A.L. 6013


 

Howard R Harris, WM
5 Chesterfield Drive
Beaufort, SC 29906

843-
441-8317

Please contact your Lodge Secretary
to determine your dues and membership status.

Paul S. Griffin, Secty,

One Cotton Court
Beaufort, SC 29907
843-524-8792


Your frequent appearance at our regular meetings is earnestly solicited.



Howard R. Harris, WM

Brethren,

The first month of the year is behind us and my first Regular Communication is done. All seems to have gone as expected, that is, with a bit of blood, sweat and tears, to paraphrase Mr. Churchill. To quote my Treasurer, Johnny Harvey, PM, who tried successfully to put my anxiety to rest, “Howard, it’s just us.” Thanks, Johnny, it seems to have worked. From now on, it’ll just be sweat and tears!

In January’s newsletter, I spoke of our trust being in God and our faith that all events work toward His Will. We move forward with brothers Laurence Laughlin, PGJD, Craig Dopson, PM and Clayton Cooler, PM well on their way to recovery via rest and rehabilitation. Our prayers continue to go out to them and we hope that they will return to the bosom of their lodge in due course and in much improved health and well-being.

At least one of the wounds I spoke of has been healed! Brother Matthew Simpson, who will have been raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason (Saturday, January 19) has been generous with his spare time and has replaced four (4) broken panes of glass in the window frames nearest to the rear door of the lodge. Even though the lodge can certainly reimburse Brother Simpson for the cost of the materials, there seems no way we can sufficiently thank him for the time he had to take from his family and personal business to perform this task! Therefore, I trust that we will have had a good showing on his behalf for his degree work.

At the time of this writing (1/22/13), Brother Simpson is our newest Master Mason. He gave his proficiency with style and clarity; he was congratulated by many of his brothers and I received my share of congratulation as his coach and, I have to admit, in the manner in which I conducted my first degree work. A very heart-felt thank-you goes out to those brothers who responded to my general plea for assistance; they stepped up and played their parts in the work with practiced skill: Brother Joseph Giunta, PDDGM, delivered the Lecture; Brother Paul Griffin, PM, the Charge; Brother Fred Horton was the Wayfaring Man; Brother Terrell Altman, PDDGM, the Speaking Fellowcraft; Worship¬ful Brother Tim Shea of Port Royal 243, First Base; Worshipful Brother Joe Rutland, Second Base; Worshipful Brother Jack Jackson, Third Base; and our own Senior Warden, Christian Sherbert delivered the Working Tools Lecture. My brothers, you are all to be congratulated for your willingness and cheerful fraternal cooperation. I am in your debt!

THE LADIES OF THE LODGE WISH TO REMIND YOU THAT VALENTINE’S DAY IS COMING. ALTHOUGH THIS IS A BROTHER¬HOOD, MUCH OF THE ACTIVITY WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO ACHIEVE WITHOUT THE WIFEHOOD. THE LADIES, THEREFORE, WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE OF EACH OTHER, SO BRING YOUR WIVES, SISTERS, AUNTS AND NIECES TO THE VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 6:00 P.M.

Fraternally,

Paul S. Griffin

Worshipful Master

Something for Everone,

Advertise your fraternal affiliation proudly! The Harmony Lodge jewelry cabinet is OPEN FOR BUSINESS. From bumper stickers to lapel pins and anything in-between, all you have to do is ask your Senior Warden. Cash, check or money order, they’re all good (no plastic – sorry). If you don’t see it, ask and it shall be rendered unto you via catalog order or a quick look in the cabinet. We have Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, York Rite and Eastern Star paraphernalia. Prices, unfortunately, reflect current inflationary trends. [Ed.]

Your Worshipful Master has just laid in a supply of bumper stickers which are proving very popular among the fraternity:Real Men Wear Aprons.”  The stickers include an apron graphic overlaid with the Square, Compasses and G all in blue.  These bumper stickers sell for $5.00 and support the Low Country Masters & Wardens Club Scholarship Fund.  Please see me to purchase your bumper sticker.  Thank you for your support!

If you have not been observing your birthday celebrated on our Happy Birthday list near the end of this newsletter, please call or send me an email and I will include you in that list. Just the month and day; I don’t need the year. [Ed.]


Brethren,

Why has Symbolic Masonry three degrees only and not four or seven or a larger number, as have other branches of the Fraternity?

Three is the numerical symbol of the equilateral triangle, which is man’s earliest symbol for God. It was the “most sacred number” at the dawn of civilization. Masonry emphasizes it: three degrees, three circumambulations in the Third Degree, three Great Lights, three Lesser Lights, three steps on the Master’s Carpet, three Fellows who stood at the gates of the Temple, three who discovered the Master Workman, three principal rounds [rungs], three Grand Columns, etc.

Evidently, the ritual makers of an early age believed that there should be a symbolism of number as well as of object in the teaching of Masonry regarding the fatherhood of God, to instruct that He is present at all times in every ceremony and meeting. [One Hundred One Questions About Freemasonry, The Masonic Service Association, 2003]

Words of Work

Embargo:  restriction, ban, prohibition, restraint, bar, stoppage, impediment.

Clefts:  fissures, crevices, cracks, gaps.

Tenets:  creeds, doctrines, canons, beliefs, principles.

Tenants:  occupants, renters, residents, lodgers, boarders, leaseholders.  Not a word used in the Work.

Vile:  dreadful, despicable, abhorrent, revolting, awful, contemptible, abominable, hateful.

Impious:  sinful, irreverent, wicked, immoral, irreligious, ungodly.

Imprecate:  curse, execrate, maledict, revile, call down.

Interment:  burial, entombment, committal.

Chaplain:  minister, vicar, priest, pastor, rabbi.

Chaplin:  Surname of an internationally famous early 20th century silent film comedian.

 

Fraternally,

Howard R. Harris

NewLetter Editor & WM



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Dear Brethern,

Here is the calendar for February 2013.
(A copy in Adobe PDF form is here for easy printing and reading) PUT THIS CALENDAR ON YOUR REFRIGERATOR AS A REMINDER.


Wit & Wisdom

“The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty.”

-- Brook Atkinson

“The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.”

-- William Blake

“If you can’t raise consciousness, at least raise hell.”

-- Rita Mae Brown

“Anyone who’s not lost in rapturous awe at the power and glory of the mind behind the universe is as good as a burnt-out candle.”

-- Albert Einstein

“Think enough and you won’t know anything.”

-- Poet Kenneth Patchen

“Poetry can keep life itself alive. You can endure almost anything as long as you can sing about it.”

-- Poet James Wright

“The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.”

-- Critic Lester Bangs

“If it’s true your life flashes past your eyes before you die, then it is also the truth that your life rushes forth when you are ready to start to truly be alive.”

-- Amy Hempel

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”

-- Radyard Kimpling

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Brothers, Happy Birthday to you!


02.02 Michael Harley Mills

02.19 Walter Lee Gray

02.04 Kevin Thomas Peeples

02.122 Emerson G. Dickson

02.08 Ladd Wilkie Peeples

02.22 Elias Whilden (Bill) Nettles III

02.09 Matthew Patrick Jordan

02.24 Jerry Wayne Edwards

02.12 Jack Hodge Mackee

02.24 Frank Gray Wilson

02.27 William Russell Kephart

02.13 Joseph F. Giunta




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South Carolina Grand Lodge Official Web Site.

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Harmony Lodge history, 1756 to 1983.

Update to Harmony Lodge history from 1983 to 2000.

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2013.

January 2013 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.



Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2012.

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December 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

November 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2010

Trestleboard Articles for 2010.

Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2009

Trestleboard Articles for 2009.

Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2008

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2007

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2006

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Trestleboard Articles for 2000.



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