Saturday, January 30, 2010

Biwabik Master Mason Degree

It is, in fact, a long way from Winthrop to Biwabik, but I certainly am glad I made the trip yesterday. I had been looking for a chance to visit the home lodge of Past Grand Master Sam Dickinson and Area Deputy Rolf Widstrand, and it finally worked out for the Master Mason Degree last night.

Brother Don Prospeck received the degree mainly in a wheelchair. Shortly after having total knee replacement, Brother Don fell and broke his ankle. (Is that why they call him "Lucky"?) The accomodations were made to raise him last night, and the degree work was truly impressive.

In addition to Biwabik brothers, there were visitors from Two Harbors, Grand Rapids and probably at least one other lodge that comes not to memory at this time. The first section of the degree started at 5:00 p.m. and after a break for a delicious dinner, the second section was conferred.

Shown in the one photo is MWB Sam Dickinson, yours truly, new Master Mason Don Pospeck, Area Deputy Rolf Widstrand and Worshipful Master John Olness.