Because of the latest Dan Brown BookÂ 'The Lost symbol', there is a lot of talk about the Freemasons. I personally donâ€™t believe in all the conspiracy theories about it, however many people do. At one time in this country, it is estimated that almost 80 percent of the adult males belong to it.
In the past, organizations like the Mason, Shriners, Odd Fellows, Rebeccas and the Eastern Stars were very popular. It really helped to get jobs not too many decades ago.
My father belonged to the International Order of Odd Fellows and many of my uncles were Masons. As far as I know, today I have only a couple of cousins still alive who are Masons.
I do know the medical care given by some of them to children are extremely important.
A couple of my grandchildren would not be alive if it were not for them. There are many other important & valuable operations supported by these groups
It seems to me these organizations are dwindling. I really donâ€™t understand why, unless itâ€™s just a matter of being out of fashion or people no longer really caring much about making sacrifices for charitable works and /or to have a sense of belonging.
Where do you belong?
Are you a member of any organizations like this?
If so, which ones and how involved are you?
If not, why not?