One of the real joys of Freemasonry is being able to entertain visitors, especially those from far away. I think I enjoy greeting someone from a foreign clime for the first time more than I do going to other Lodges myself, and that’s always a lot of fun.
But imagine entertaining visitors after your Lodge meeting, heading home, only to get up the next morning and be told the grim news that your new friends had been killed in a car accident after leaving the Masonic Hall. And that one is past the age of 90 and another is over 80.
That sad scenario has unfolded near Tulsa, Oklahoma. The only slight difference is a Masonic Lodge was not involved, but one of a number of Masonic-linked organisations, the Order of True Kindred.
Likely even few Freemasons know about the Order, especially outside the United States. You can read about it here.
But first, read about the accident here and/or here.
You will learn about the calibre of women whose lives were taken.
It isn’t much, but let me express my heartfelt sympathies to the families of those killed.