Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Tyler's Toast

The Craftsmen’s work of day is done, the Brethren now must part.
"A Tyler’s Toast" our Master cries, "to warm each faithful heart."
For though we go our separate ways, our bond is ever strong.
The magic of the mystic tie will draw us back ere long.

Until then, think, each time you meet a Brother down on luck,
Whose life is marked by poverty, perhaps by illness struck.
That "If not for the Grace of God, I might walk in his shoes,
I wonder how much I can spare, to help him meet his dues."

And spare a wish for Brethren, who through no fault, their own,
May find themselves in foreign lands, and laboring alone.
That once the day shall come when they no longer need to roam,
May each enjoy a swift and happy voyage to his home.

Long may our Lodges welcome Craftsmen, travelling to the East.
And may our secrets guide good hearts, until each soul’s release
To wing its own way Heavenward, these heartfelt words ingrain,
We're happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again.

To our next merry meeting.

The WM welcomes 7 newly initiated Entered Apprentices

On August 10, 2011 Harmonie Lodge No. 699 had the honor of initiating 7 young gentlemen into our esteeemed ranks.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Our Wonderful Lambskins


We are so very fortunate to have real lambskin aprons for our upcoming first degree. For the last few years I have searched for the very best in Masonic regalia. I was lucky enough to find Bro. William Ellis from He has been a joy to work with and has provided many of the custom aprons we all have seen around the districts (especially at Harmonie Lodge). These aprons are made by him and his wife, just like the regalia of old, made for a Brother by a Brother. I am so impressed with how amazing these came out that I had to share with all of you just how amazing these aprons are.

For those of you that are not members at Harmonie, do your Lodge a favor speak with Brother Ellis. Stop buying the mass produce catalog regalia. Get it made the way your Lodge's needs it and what your candidates deserve. Gain a true Masonic emblem that will be worn with pride for years to come.

Around the Quarry,

Bro. D