As a young man I was invited to join a fraternal organization called Demolay, for those who do not know what this is it is a Youngman’s group sponsored by the Masons (if you do not know who the masons are go watch the Davinci code). It was based off the code of the Templar knights, to honor your parents, to honor women hood, to defend the innocent and to be an upstanding citizen.
I was honored to be a part of this group and belonged to the now dismissed Ankh Chapter (this is why my paranormal teams logo is an Ankh) never were there a finer bunch of men and friends. I grew to love each and every one of them; even if sometimes just like real bothers we had our issues. I learned to love and stand as a man with these other brothers. Some of my greatest teenage memories come from nights at the Masonic lodge, days at Lagoon, and camping; many times just hanging out with each other playing Dungeon and Dragons, or dragging State Street.
When one of us was low or down the others would be there to help pick us up. We were more than friends we were Brothers, and as time falls away we all moved, and walked our own paths. I still hear from them from time to time, mostly on facebook now. We have all grown and have boys of our own. But I still look back at the times and can’t help but smile. In the last few years some of my Brothers have lost parents and loved ones, as the news of their loss comes to me via facebook or email I stop to think of the happy times we had, and say a small prayer for them. I wanted to say with even the years between us and some many miles apart we can always stand knowing that no matter what we will always have each other’s back. So to my brothers I say Beauseant, and raise my glass (of diet coke) and say with love an honor my heart and soul is with all of you.
From your Brothers in heart, body and mind