Hiram #42 Masonic Lodge
Free & Accepted Masons
Jacksonville, Alabama

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Business and Events:

Monday, August 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM
To receive applications for the Degrees and Affiliation, reports of committees, hear the report of the previous
communication, act on all bills that may be properly presented and any other business that may regularly
come before the Lodge. A meal will be served at 6:15

thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM

#574 will host the Calhoun County Masonic Conference Degree Team practice on the second
section of the Master Mason Degree. Refreshments at 6:00 pm with the practice to follow.
Only Master Masons will be admited due to the subject content.

Monday, August 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm
We will practice work in the Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft Degree.



Sickness and Distress:

Please keep Brothers Jim Richerzhagan, Perry Shelnut and Ricky Kilgore in your thoughts and prayers.

If you know of any Brother in sickness or distress, please let us know.

Contact: webmaster@hiram42.com

The Masonic Funeral 

A new Worshipful Master in a small Georgia town spent the first four days making personal visits to each of the members, inviting them to come to his first Lodge meeting. The following Thursday the Lodge was all but empty. Accordingly, the Worshipful Master placed a notice in the local newspapers, stating that, because the Lodge was
dead, it was everyone's duty to give it a decent Masonic burial. The funeral would be held the following Monday afternoon, the notice said. Morbidly curious, a large crowd turned out for the "funeral." In front of the Altar, they saw a closed coffin, smothered in flowers. After the Chaplain delivered the eulogy, he opened the coffin and invited his Brethren to come forward and pay their final respects to their dead Lodge. Filled with curiosity as to what would represent the corpse of a "Dead Lodge," all the Brethren eagerly lined up to look in the coffin. Each "mourner" peeped into the coffin then quickly turned away with a guilty, sheepish look. In the coffin, tilted at the correct angle, was a large mirror.

Remember the obligation we all took my brethren, attend and support your Lodge!!!!

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