I'm part of that "lost generation" — the one that pretty much skipped joining the Freemasons and, for that matter, other such groups. Until later in life I was no exception to that generalization and it's hard to figure why. I almost couldn't have been more active as a DeMolay, loved it and by all logic I should have jumped right into Masonry when I was old enough, but didn't. College, marriage, a job... life... just got in the way, I guess. It's a shame and I'm sure I missed a lot but, you know, no crying over spilled milk.
Steve Harrison, 32° KCCH, is a Past Master of Liberty Lodge #31, Liberty, Missouri. He is the editor of the Missouri Freemasonmagazine, author of the book Freemasonry Crosses the Mississippi, a Fellow of the Missouri Lodge of Research and also its Senior Warden. He is a dual member of Kearney Lodge #311, St. Joseph Missouri Valley of the Scottish Rite, Liberty York Rite, Moila Shrine and is a member of the DeMolay Legion of Honor.