I have been thinking about it for long time. My interest started out when was young and I pointed to a lodge and said to my godfather what is that place. I remember him telling me he did not know to much but, his parents told him to stay away from freemasonry. From that point on, I did some research and went to all kinds of web sites from pro to anti masonic until I came to an understanding. I saw men and some women with great moral standing also searching for knowledge and wisdom. I even got my godfather interested but he never joined. As for my father he didn't really know to much. Then I found out my uncle knew somethings. He told me that he had friends who were masons. He did not join himself because, he didn't have the time. He did say, he know a couple secrets such as "the five ways to travel" and he could'nt not tell me . I also asked him why did the mason try to put a gold cap over the pyramid in Egypt in 2000. He did not tell me. This really peaked my interest. I also started to enjoy watching programs about masonic history on the history channel. I did email the American co-masonry Saturday around 12:00 but they haven't emailed me back yet.
You only recently sent that e-mail but should get a response soon enough. In the meantime just relax and take things easy; by all means continue to look into the Craft as you have been doing. However, be aware not all you read will be accurate, which is why forums such as this one were set up.
Good luck to you and please keep us informed on how things go from here on in.
Lynn, In another thread you indicate you did hear from the Grand Lodge this week. That is wonderful. It took nearly a week before I heard from them, and about two before I could speak to someone. You are ahead of the game.
In that same thread, you indicate you are not yet 21, but will be this summer. You have a little while to wait yet. However don't discredit the wait as It is in fact a great time to reflect on why you want to be a Freemason. Use this time wisely.
--Bro. Darylee, 3º, (Lady in Ohio) American Co-Masonry, American Federation of Human Rights My posts are my personal opinions. The Opinons expressed herein don't represent the opinions of my Lodge, Grandlodge or any other masonic jurisdiction. www.co-masonry.org/