|Used with permission of Living Stones Magazine|
I'd like to thank Bro. Robert Herd and Living Stones Magazine for letting me use his graphic quotation at the opening of the article. I'd just about finished this article when I saw it on Facebook, and realized it would be a perfect compliment for this piece. I contacted Bro. Robert Herd and asked his permission, and as expected, he basically said "what's mine is yours, Brother."
Todd E. Creason, is the original founder of the Midnight Freemasons blog, and author of several books and novels, including the Famous American Freemasons series. He is member of Homer Lodge No. 199, and a Past Master of Ogden Lodge No. 754 (IL). He is a member the Scottish Rite Valley of Danville, the York Rite Bodies of Champaign/Urbana (IL), the Ansar Shrine (IL), Eastern Illinois Council No. 356 Allied Masonic Degrees, and Charter President of the Illini High Twelve in Champaign-Urbana (IL). He is also the author of the blog From Labor To Refreshment . . .