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G is for the Masonic G

My theme for #23 Round of ABC Wednesday: Signs & Such of San Benito County, California
The Masonic Lodge of San Benito County was established 147 years ago ago, three years before San Benito became a separate county from Monterey County. Its home is the familiar brick building with the infamous clock tower at the corner of San Benito and Fourth Streets.

The Masonic symbol of a G in the middle of a square and compass is on the outside wall above the lodge's entrance. The G stands for Great Architect of the Universe, as well as for Geometry. If you're interested in learning more, check out this page at the Masonic Lodge of Education web site.


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  1. I like the golden light in your last shot.

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    1. Thanks, Lady Fi. I'm becoming addicted with golden light. Before I know it, I'll be up and about at dawn.

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  2. Apparently, a grandfather or great-grandfather of mine was a Mason. At least, that's the family story.

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    1. I read that Masons had no problem with different religions because each was a way of explaining God. Something like that. I had no idea Masonry is a religion and that the Catholic Church, in the past, decreed it a bad thing. Of course it would.

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  3. Creative and unique post for G !

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

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  4. I sort of gave thought to become a freemason, mainly because of the Stonecutters parody in the Simpsons cartoon. But by the time I researched it, I learned that they do admit non-religious people while strangely allowing any faith/religion. They say it's because I would (or someone else) have no moral compass, I say they're assholes.

    The boy scouts have a similar policy. I was never nor wanted to be one, but it sure doesn't make me want to buy their stupid popcorn to know they quietly discriminate.

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    1. Like in any organization, the execution of positive values and goals often go awry because the need of alpha domination. So, I think.

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  5. Ooh it's like a combination of Peggy Sue Got Married and Back To The Future.

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    1. Didn't both movies star the woman who played Marty's mom?

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    2. Kathleen Turner was Peggy Sue and I believe Helen Hunt played her daughter which is kind of weird. Jim Carey was in it too. I think the mom was in a popular sitcom the same time Mad About You was on. What was that show, I want to say like Suddenly Susan but that's not it.

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    3. I had to look it up, it was Caroline In The City.

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    4. I've seen bits and pieces of Peggy Sue, which means it's time to see the whole thing. I remember Caroline in the City. She was an illustrator of some sort. Lea Thompson. I looked it up.

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  6. There are lots of stories about this…. Always wonder what is the truth about it

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
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    1. When I did my little research, I was surprised to learn masonry is considered a religion.

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  7. I know these lodges are everywhere. I love your pictures especially the one with the golden hue

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    1. Thanks BB. The clock tower is one of big landmarks in town.

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