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Just saw this photo figured I should ask if any know if PWK was a Mason? I would not have thought so but seeing this photo it made me wonder.

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31 minutes ago, codewritinfool said:

What about that photo makes you wonder?

I don’t know if he was or not but it wouldn’t surprise me.

I have been looking at some other photos and saw the same in them as in this photo, Paul wearing a watch on his right wrist.

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Mr. Paul was known to wear 2 or more watches, one was set to GMT because all aircraft operations are run on GMT and he flew his own airplane a for many years. 

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13 hours ago, moray james said:

I have been looking at some other photos and saw the same in them as in this photo, Paul wearing a watch on his right wrist.

I didn't realize that was a Masonic thing.  My father was a Mason and most of my uncles are Masons.  Dad wore a watch on his left arm.  Not sure about the uncles.

 

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18 minutes ago, codewritinfool said:

I didn't realize that was a Masonic thing.  My father was a Mason and most of my uncles are Masons.  Dad wore a watch on his left arm.  Not sure about the uncles.

 

 

What if PWK was just left handed?

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33rd degree wow that's where you find Presidents and top tier astronauts and Templars. That is a very connected level the top of the top!

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6 hours ago, isabelledobell said:

ha ha ha yeah that's not true

What an insightful first comment.  I think we have a spammer in our midst. 

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All wonderful stuff but where's the Holy Grail?

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Well, He was a Rotary Club member...He took me to a Rotary Club meeting the first day I worked for him.  However, he always had at least two wrist watches so I don't think that has much to do with the Masons.  He always carried a black face Hamilton Railroad mans 24 hour pocket watch.  He also had a little radio on his desk that was tuned to the WWV frequency only (World Cesium Time Standard) so he could keep his watch set accurately.  There was beside the little radio a small de-magnetizer  he ran his watch through a few times a day since he worked around magnets so much.

 

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I had a cousin who was a high muckety-muck in the masons, perhaps 33rd degree.  He wore his watch on his left wrist.

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My grandfathers were both Masons, as were great uncles.  My paternal grandfather is pictured. I don’t recall any of them wearing a watch on his right wrist.  If you look closely at his right wrist you can see his shirt cuff.  He doesn’t appear to be wearing a watch on that arm. To be fair, my grandfather favored pocket watches.

 

OBTW, the photo captured his personality perfectly.  Must’ve been a fun bunch.

 

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16 hours ago, babadono said:

All wonderful stuff but where's the Holy Grail?

 

Oak Island???  lol  Maybe they'll find it there and move on to solving another treasure hunt.  

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My Grandfather was a 33rd degree Mason, he had a Mason funeral, I didn't understand a bit if it.

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My Grandfather was a 33rd degree Mason, he had a Mason funeral, I didn't understand a bit if it.


My father was a Mason but told us that when he died, he did not want a Masonic service, “and your mother knows why”.

So, when he died he did not have one.

Mom is gone now, too, and I never asked her why.
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That would eat at me.  Around here most seem to have the local Lodge involved in some way.

 

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PWK was indeed a Mason...a Scottish-Rite Mason.  He confided this to me, himself, during a conversation when he was talking about making an upcoming trip to Scotland, with one of his goals of that trip: "I'm a Scottish-Rites Mason and plan to visit where the Scottish-Rite Masons got their start" while on this trip...."  I wasn't surprised at all in this about PWK.  After all, he was a retired Army Reserve officer, and had probably been a Mason for most, if not all, of his time serving as an Army officer.  A huge majority of Army officers are Masons....this was especially common during his time as an officer!

 

As for the Holy Grail...good luck with that!  I personally don't think it was ever a term used for a "drinking cup", myself!  A "grail" is translated to mean "vessel"...which has many other connotations than just a "drinking vessel".

On 6/25/2019 at 6:54 AM, DizRotus said:

My grandfathers were both Masons, as were great uncles.  My paternal grandfather is pictured. I don’t recall any of them wearing a watch on his right wrist.  If you look closely at his right wrist you can see his shirt cuff.  He doesn’t appear to be wearing a watch on that arm. To be fair, my grandfather favored pocket watches.

 

OBTW, the photo captured his personality perfectly.  Must’ve been a fun bunch.

 

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My father was stationed at FT Meade, MD....we lived in Odenton until he retired in 1964 and we moved to Arkansas!

 

As for PWK's wearing more than one watch...he was a PILOT!  He needed two watches...one set to GMT, the other set to current time zone he was in....or flying over.  Although many pilots opted for multi-dial chronometers for that, it was much easier and more readable to use two watches instead.

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By the level and by the plumb as the Masons say. Thank you for the history HDBRbuilder very interesting, and much appreciated.

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