Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Baldwyn Shriners - 1940s
This is the "fun" part of the initiation and is pictured in a hotel in Meridian in the late 1940's.
Standing from left to right: Frank Haney, my dad- E. A. Shellnut, Mr. Yarborough, (I think) Mickey's father, and M. Gordon. In front are, from left to right, a man from Rienzi, Mississippi, Cecil Nanney, and an unknown person. If anyone can fill in the blanks, please let us hear from you.
Goes to show that our fathers DID have fun!
Note: The photo is untouched, so the writing and facial markings are actually on the men... albeit the dress is customary for initiations such as this.
From the Hamasa Shrine Temple website:
All Shriners are also Master Masons, dedicated to improving themselves and their communities by living up to the high moral standards they have solemnly sworn to support.
There are Three Great Steps on the Life Path of a Freemason: Faith, Hope and Charity.
Charity is the greatest and most enduring, and Shriners are active supporters of charity as evidenced by the Shriners Hospitals for Children where care is provided at no charge to their parents. These hospitals treat severely burned and crippled children, and are supported solely by donations that Shriners generate from various projects.
Posted by Carl Houston at 3:10 AM