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The Chronicles of Furthermore, the Masonic Raven
Written by Skip Boyer



A LODGE IS A LODGE IS A LODGE

Furthermore is branching out in his search for Light. Here's his take on...

...SEEKING LIGHT IN STRANGE PLACES

In our continuing quest for more Light in Masonry, we must broaden our search. We must look inside our Craft, of course, and study all that is available from the great minds that have knocked at the Door before us. But we must also look outside the Craft to those sources that can expand our understanding of our place in the universal spectrum.

My Brothers, as part of this search, I commend to you the International Possum Brotherhood. I, myself, am a proud member of Chapter 11 of the Possum Lodge. I only regret I have not shared this with you before that you might benefit from it.

Possum Lodge meets every Saturday night at 10:30 on PBS. In Phoenix, thatís channel 8. I have no idea what it is where you live. Anyway, at that hour, the Red Green Show is presented. The show depicts the search by members of Chapter 11, Possum Lodge, for more Light anyplace they can find it.

The amiable host, Red Green, constantly reminds us that we are all in this together. And he offers this sound advice: Always keep your stick on the ice. How basic and profound is that thought?

The show is produced in Canada and portrays the adventures of lodge members as they go about their day-to-day attempts to raise money and be useful members of the community. As Red says, "If the women donít find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." He is also a firm believer in the divinity of duct tape, the handymanís secret weapon.

You know that you only need two things in your tool box: duct tape and WD40. If it moves and shouldnít, use duct tape. If it doesnít move and should, use WD40. Again, solid philosophy at any level.

The lodge even has its own Latin motto, much like our beloved Scottish Rite. "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati." Loosely translated, that means "If all else fails, play dead." I am a long-standing member of Possum Lodge. I even have an autographed picture of Red Green, himself! It hangs over my workbench, right next to the duct tape. For more information or to petition for membership, go to www.redgreen.com. Youíll be glad you did and youíll be in good company.

Now, let me close with the Manís Prayer, recited at the opening of each lodge meeting: "Iím a man but I can change if I have to. I guess."

Amen, Brothers.




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To all Lodge Trestle Board editors: Feel free to use any of the tales of Furthermore. Should you choose to do so, however, we deny any responsibility for actions by your own lodge. If, after the first couple of columns, the brethren appear restless and begin to surge toward you as you enter the lodge room, we suggest you flee and deny any connection with Furthermore.






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