Monday, August 27, 2007

Good friends, great meal:

The weekend after being initiated into Freemasonry, I received a phone call from K., one of my best friends. We decided to go to a great Brazilian restaurant in San Francisco called Espetus. If you like red meat, as we both do, you'll be in hog heaven there.

Something about K.: He's originally from India, but came to the U.S. about 10 years ago, got married, and lives in the East Bay. We're catching up on each other's lives, and I bring up the fact that I've become a Mason.

He immediately perks up, and starts peppering me with questions. Apparently, two of his uncles and at least one of his cousins are Masons back in India, and was interested in finding out more. He'd wanted to join Masonry for a number of years, but didn't know where to start.

I later e-mailed him some Youtube video links from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, and told him to buy Chris Hodapp's book: Freemasons for Dummies, and got him in touch with our Lodge Secretary.

We also invited him and his wife to hang out at the monthly lodge dinners, and they both have volunteered at our yearly Child ID Drive at Carnaval. They didn't have to do that, but that's the type of people they are.

Obviously it made an impact on the brethren; K. submitted his application, had his investigation, and will be initiated on October 9th.

Go K!!!

1 comment:

Chris Hodapp said...

Your check is in the mail.