Olive Grove, IL -- Bobby Jones was made a Master Mason at Mount Olive Lodge No. 342 last month. At the next meeting, he showed up wearing the ring that he had inherited from his grandfather, who laid down his own working tools some years ago.
As the men congratulated Bro. Bobby, some of the old Past Masters recalled his grandfather, and told him a few stories. When the evening ended, several of the brothers complimented his ring, and everybody went home.
It was only later that WM Fred Barnes realized his lodge's horrific mistake--that not one member cautioned Bobby on how to wear his ring.
The Mount Olive Past Master's Association hopes to rectify the situation at the next lodge meeting, he said.
“I don't even remember which way the points were facing,” Barnes explained. “We were just talking to the boy, and wishing him well. It's like everyone forgot about the most important part of being a Master Mason. Well, outside of the pancake breakfasts, that is.”
-Bro Conte Calvino Gliostro