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“Won't you touch my sweater”

Since: Sep 10

Latrobe, PA

#1 Feb 17, 2011
Does everyone know the social organization, the Masons, once called Freemason, founded in Europe during the building of great Cathedrals, probably about 1350. Many of Europe's greatest artists, leaders, and scholars were Mason.

Mozart made endless referenes to Mason in his opera, "Die Fledermaus:.

-----One of the nicest, oldest building in downtown Latrobe is the Masonic Building on the corner of Ligonier and Spring,(the street that the FOE is on.)

-----Is there an active Masonic "lodge" in Latrobe?

-----Are there lots of members?

-----Who owns that building? Do Mason still own the structure?

It's in great shape, and has a nice style to it.

The 33rd degree is the "highest" degree that a Mason can advance to.

-----Maybe that "33" on the Rolling bottle was an allusion to Masons in Latrobe?

Any ideas? Discussions? Members? Knowledge of Rituals and Initiation Rites?
Well

Markleysburg, PA

#2 Feb 18, 2011
5th Ward Resident wrote:
Does everyone know the social organization, the Masons, once called Freemason, founded in Europe during the building of great Cathedrals, probably about 1350. Many of Europe's greatest artists, leaders, and scholars were Mason.
Mozart made endless referenes to Mason in his opera, "Die Fledermaus:.
-----One of the nicest, oldest building in downtown Latrobe is the Masonic Building on the corner of Ligonier and Spring,(the street that the FOE is on.)
-----Is there an active Masonic "lodge" in Latrobe?
-----Are there lots of members?
-----Who owns that building? Do Mason still own the structure?
It's in great shape, and has a nice style to it.
The 33rd degree is the "highest" degree that a Mason can advance to.
-----Maybe that "33" on the Rolling bottle was an allusion to Masons in Latrobe?
Any ideas? Discussions? Members? Knowledge of Rituals and Initiation Rites?
To be a member,you need a job & someone to sponsor you.That leaves you out.
Sigh

United States

#3 Feb 18, 2011
First rule about the Masonic Brotherhood is that you don't talk about the Masonic Brotherhood.
Sigh

United States

#4 Feb 18, 2011
Seriously though. Rites rituals and masonic tradition is secret. Whatever you may google is fiction on the subject. Of course since there is so much fiction on this site I can only guess that next we will hear about the illuminati from 5th ward.
Redneck

Latrobe, PA

#5 Feb 18, 2011
Free Masons...wasn't that the name of the club formed by Spanky and Alfalfa? Or was the Ralph Cramden and Norton?
Redneck

Latrobe, PA

#6 Feb 18, 2011
...that...
Sigh

United States

#7 Feb 18, 2011
Redneck wrote:
Free Masons...wasn't that the name of the club formed by Spanky and Alfalfa? Or was the Ralph Cramden and Norton?
Ak Ak adack.
chuckles

United States

#8 Feb 18, 2011
It is an interesting topic. My brother who is not affliated with the masons has done some studying. The masons from earlier times and the secrecy of the swiss banks is far more interesting than the masons of current times.

That is all I can offer. I just listen to my brother shares info, however, I do not retain that info.

“Won't you touch my sweater”

Since: Sep 10

Latrobe, PA

#9 Feb 18, 2011
Well wrote:
To be a member,you need a job & someone to sponsor you.That leaves you out.
You made me laugh...

But, the order used to only accept brick-layers, "masons", but in the 1700s, expanded to accept others.

It's a nice building in downtown Latrobe. I was just wondering if, since it's named, "The Masonic Building", if the Masons still owned it, etc.

“Won't you touch my sweater”

Since: Sep 10

Latrobe, PA

#10 Feb 18, 2011
Sigh wrote:
Of course since there is so much fiction on this site I can only guess that next we will hear about the illuminati from 5th ward.
There's so much folklore about the "33" on the Rolling Rock bottles, and the "33" words in the paragraph on the back of the bottles, given that there was a Masonic Lodge in Latrobe, it seems hard to dismiss the Masonic connection to its own 33rd degree of leadership.
blondemama

Bellevue, WA

#11 Feb 20, 2011
theres another subject which you know nothing about. the freemasons are not a group of people with whom you want to upset. i assure you that you will end up in jail if you start to post your ignorant and ridiculous comments about them. they are powerful and connected however you will never know if you are talking to one, hence the secrecy. is there no one that you have anything nice to say about. i feel sorry for you, renee. you are going to be alone and that is a shame. you will have no "friends". you have already put a friend of yours life im danger. you caused her to be raped and beaten. you have caused her to have marital issues by causing strain between them. i am a very dear friend of the woman you "outed" and have her and her husband for 14 years. she is a strong woman who will endure anything that comes her way. i have personally seen what she is capable of handling and deal with. her husband issues are no concern of yours either. i also am not sure why you think she is a "drug mole". i am her best friend and i can assure you she is not. she made a mistake and is paying for it just like she has always done. and why would she risk going to jail telling you she was working with the police. her life is hers and should be left alone. she has been put thru hell and back more than once in her life and she has dealt with it. her husband and her have been together for 12 years. i introduced them at my home. i unfortunately have been a cause of grief and pain in their lives at one time. i lost them both as friends. and regret it. she and her son and her husband will be fine without you being in their lives. they will survive, they always have. i promise you that. she made it thru me almost killing her, so she will be alright. lastly, i may not be speaking to them right now, but i care and know them both very well. love conquers all and they have proven that more than once. i have not had the same gift given to me as i have two ex-husbands. so back off her and her family cause she will fight back and you will very much regret it as i do.

“Won't you touch my sweater”

Since: Sep 10

Latrobe, PA

#12 Feb 20, 2011
chuckles wrote:
It is an interesting topic. My brother who is not affliated with the masons has done some studying. The masons from earlier times and the secrecy of the swiss banks is far more interesting than the masons of current times.
I find the organization of men, a secret organization, to be fascinating. One thing that the mason emphasize is family values, and taking care of the orphan/widow in the community.

But Mason are also traditionally anti-semites, and anti-catholic, too.

Let's research and see what we can find!
Lucy

Bluefield, WV

#13 Apr 25, 2011
5th Ward Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
I find the organization of men, a secret organization, to be fascinating. One thing that the mason emphasize is family values, and taking care of the orphan/widow in the community.
But Mason are also traditionally anti-semites, and anti-catholic, too.
Let's research and see what we can find!
If what you say is true then why is every official in Israel a FreeMason?
Master Gardener

Latrobe, PA

#14 Apr 25, 2011
Lucy wrote:
If what you say is true [masons are traditionally anti-Semites] then why is every official in Israel a FreeMason?
I never heard this before. Can you quote a source? an article?

I'm very interested in Masons, in a good way, but if you've heard that Israel is lead by Jewish Masons -- when most Jews can't wield a hammer, if their lives depend on it -- I'll listen.
Blech

Springdale, PA

#15 Apr 25, 2011
Renee, you fool! I'd suggest you get your head out of your ass but, actually, I'm kind of glad you won't. You're bound to make an enemy one day, sooner than later, who won't tolerate your shit! It seems inevitable. Good job causing another actual physical injury -- it doesn't surprise me at all with your big mouth and unfounded accusations!

And, no! How could we lowly, illiterate, undereducated (ad nauseam) folks of little old Latrobe EVER know about the Masons! Surely we're all much to backwards to have ever heard of such an organization or have any information about them so we'll all just hang on your every iota of research. Gawd! We're just too stupid and unworldly remember -- unlike you, oh great one!

You arrogant blow-hard! OINK!
curious

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Aug 27, 2011
5th Ward Resident wrote:
Does everyone know the social organization, the Masons, once called Freemason, founded in Europe during the building of great Cathedrals, probably about 1350. Many of Europe's greatest artists, leaders, and scholars were Mason.
Mozart made endless referenes to Mason in his opera, "Die Fledermaus:.
-----One of the nicest, oldest building in downtown Latrobe is the Masonic Building on the corner of Ligonier and Spring,(the street that the FOE is on.)
-----Is there an active Masonic "lodge" in Latrobe?
-----Are there lots of members?
-----Who owns that building? Do Mason still own the structure?
It's in great shape, and has a nice style to it.
The 33rd degree is the "highest" degree that a Mason can advance to.
-----Maybe that "33" on the Rolling bottle was an allusion to Masons in Latrobe?
Any ideas? Discussions? Members? Knowledge of Rituals and Initiation Rites?
I'd love to know something about this too from locals near latrobe, not Il(sigh). My grandfather was the "worshipful(or grand worshipful?)master" of the masonic lodge there many years ago. my father has passed, and there's not really anyone else left for me to ask about this. my grandfather's name was Plummer Martin Smith. Yes, Plummer, apparently Scotish, or so I'm told.(now I have something else to look up. Plummer.)
curious

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Aug 27, 2011
5th Ward Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
I find the organization of men, a secret organization, to be fascinating. One thing that the mason emphasize is family values, and taking care of the orphan/widow in the community.
But Mason are also traditionally anti-semites, and anti-catholic, too.
Let's research and see what we can find!
Boy, the anti-catholic is very true. My father married a catholic, and my grandparents were furious. They wouldn't go to my parents' wedding
curious

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Aug 27, 2011
by the way, i'm from latrobe, but my grandfather lived nearby in the town of bradenville.boy,I hope i won't be murdered or imprisoned for "outing" him.
curious

Pittsburgh, PA

#22 Aug 27, 2011
My Grandfather died in mid-1970's- can't remember exactly. He was in his 70's then. I don't how how long before that it would have been since he had left, because after his stroke it completely changed his personality for the (far) worse. It would have had to be by the late '60's, early 70's. Thanks for the help, though.
curious

Pittsburgh, PA

#23 Aug 27, 2011
Plummer M Smith Wedding wrote:
Curious, I think I found your grandfather's wedding announcement from the "Indiana Herald", March 27, 1924
Smith-Latchford
Plummer M. Smith and Miss Mar
gretta Latchford, both of Latrobe
were married in Indiana March 18 by
Rev. J. A. Lawrence.
Amazing!!! That's them! I had no idea. I have to check this out! Thank You so much!

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