Email by Brother Brain Nield
“I am an Australian Freemason, twice Past Master of my mother lodge Celtic of Ithaca, No 84 on the roll of the United Grand Lodge of Queensland, Australia. I am also a Past Master (of) Reservoir lodge No 365 in Victoria, now alas not on the roll due to a merger. And that’s enough about me so here is my story.
In 2001 my wife got a job exchange in NH and in August or September I visited St Johns No 1 lodge. The Master was Bill Sawyer and he was standing outside the front door welcoming members and visitors and he welcomed me warmly.
I had a great night and became a regular visitor. I was allowed to do little bits of work in the rituals from time to time and sometimes a final charge from my own rituals.
What a great lesson this was in Freemasonry, 28 hours away from home but amongst people I still call friends today.”