The subject of my photo shoot session today was my Grandfather’s Freemason ring. I never knew my Grandfather, but I’m thrilled to have in my possession something that I know he must have treasured. I also never knew much about Freemasonry – but the movie National Treasure sure made them sound mysterious, right!?! Apparently George Washington was Master of his Masonic Lodge:
I have a few other heirlooms I need to photograph…as well as write up some narratives about who they originally belonged to, so future generations will have a physical link to the past. I also have a goal to make something that will be worthy of being an heirloom someday. This article: Grandpa’s Cane and Other Heirlooms inspired me to get busy! Wish me continued motivation! :o)
Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW with OLD stuff!
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How special this is! And what a beautiful ring!
It’s a good idea and beautiful photos! It’s great to see you are taking such an interest in your grandfather’s life and possessions. That way you can build a little bit of a relationship with him.