Ted Mitten now has left our ranks For the lodge above,none other, So,for us all,I shallgive thanks For knowing such a brother
he was born in Paddington, A Londoner of yore, But the family moved to Brighton At the outset of the war. Educated at Varndean, He in law found his career. Long-distance running was his scene- A sport that he held dear
When Freemasony claimed him No-one exerted force- it was kindly fate that aimed him At Brighthelmstone of course! Inutiated Seventy-six Master in Eighty -five He held all Offices save two- On work he seemed to thrive.
Provincial Steward in Ninety-two Senior Deacon in Ninety Three Then in Two Thousand and Two, Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer,he, Whilst,in Craft,in fullest Measure, He was gauranteedto please, He also found much pleasure In other Lodges and Degrees.
In Royal Arch,it was Regency- And Hove it was the Mark, Whilst twas in Royal Connaught That he boarded the Ark...... But in Mark Degree he made his name- As you could surely tell- Prov.Grand Senior Warden he became,showing he had "marked well".
But behind the Regalia Of the great Masonic Plan Was a job that brookedno failure- That was Ted,The Family Man. Now,our thoughts are with his family And the great loss that is theirs And we rally to support them With our Love and Prayers.
With permission of Martin his son i have earmarked the poem for inclusion in the next Lodge Magazine.
But i must praise the poetic brilliance of Ken Brown.
On Friday at the last minute he was asked to do the speech to the visitors and during the course of his meal he composed a brilliant poem on the back of an envelope which took into account the ceremony and the events of the evening and even the greeting of the American visitor.
A brilliant mind indeed ! and still all there at 83 years old
OH i forgot to mention that Ken had just delivered the Traditional History at the ceremony.
Brighthelmstone is extremely lucky to have Ken as a member.
The last time I met Ted Mitten was at the Provincial meeting in Worthing, June 2005. Where he (Ted) told me the news!
Since Ted's passing to Grand Lodge above, I met Martin at the recent Provincial Stewards meeting and firstly offered my condolences, and secondly my consideration and understanding as I lost my father two years ago and have an empathy with what he is going through.
'As you could surely tell - Prov. Grand Senior Warden he became, showing he had "marked well"'
It seems to my untrained ear that the second line is much too long.
Freeman of the City of Prince George, British Columbia 4th Degree Order of Skinner & Probyn's 18th Degree A&H Art. Company of Mass, USA Orator of the Planispheres &c &c &c GM, Order of Acrimonious Virgin
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May 27, 2019 0:49:07 GMT