I didn't just wake up one day and say hey I want to be a Mason. My father, grandfathers, various uncles, etc., have been Mason's my whole life. I am 28, not old by any stretch but 7 years past my states minimum age. I took time and researched the Lodge and finally made my decision. I love the Lodge and wish I had done is when I turned 21. Because I didn't know I will never set in Lodge with one of my grandfathers. One of the reasons it took me so long to join was the lack of information. No one would talk about it. Now being a Mason I am even more confused by the lack of responses I got from my family. They are excited I am a Mason and told me they thought I would never ask. In order for people to ask they have to know a few things. Like here is a big one "why are you a Mason daddy?" followed by "I can't talk about the Lodge." This is a common thing among children of Mason's. Now I know they could not have asked me to join, but come on we can talk about the Craft people.
I said that to say this. I want information why my Brother choose a body I am interested in. Not because I want not enjoy the Blue Lodge and go elsewhere. The said thing about a lot of men (me included) is when asked a question and want an answer to that question and don't really care for any additional information. Then when we get the information we don't realize the man giving it to us is trying to guide us, assist us, and show love. Gary, I was PO'ed at first, because I was thinking "would it kill you to just answer the question", but I took it wrong and good now. I know there is tons to learn, I want to be JD next year and began going through the chairs. I have been reading books about Freemasonry and have enjoyed them. I don't want any other Masonic organization to be my Masonic home. That's what Ware Lodge No. 435.