Our St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian recently came across this 1927 advertisement for Raybestos Brake Linings which mentions the Raybestos dealer in Ladysmith, Lowe’s Garage, operated by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 memberIra Eugene Lowe.
Lowe’s Garage was located at 341 1st Avenue, in a building which is still standing in downtown Ladysmith. In the 1920’s and 1930’s 1st Avenue was part of the Island Highway through Ladysmith so it made complete sense to have automotive businesses located along 1st Avenue.
Lowe’s Garage was located at 341 1st Avenue in downtown Ladysmith. At that time, 1st Avenue was part of the Island Highway so it made complete sense to locate garages and other automobile related businesses along the Island Highway.
We will be putting up more posts like this future.
PASSIONS, REASON AND THE ALLEGORY OF THE COMPASSES
One of the first lessons taught to newly Initiated Freemasons is the allegorical lesson of the compasses, in which the compasses teach Masons “…to circumscribe our desires and keep our passions in due bounds toward all men, but more especially our Brethren in Freemasonry….”
Our Masonic ritual dates from the 18th century or earlier and today the meaning of the word “passions” is not taken to mean what it meant in the 18th century.
In the 18th century, and in Masonic ritual which originated in the 18th century, the idea of “passions” was connected to the Cardinal Virtue of Temperance.
Temperance is seen as being linked to Reason – and Intemperance to lack of, or absence, of Reason – and is closely connected to keeping “our passions in due bounds” as taught in the allegorical lesson of the compasses.
To get a clearer idea of what 18th century Freemasons thought of the relationship between “passions”, Reason, Temperance and Intemperance, here are some quotes from three 18th century Freemasons: