I found myself wandering through an antique shop in Creve Coeur, Missouri a while back with my wife Carolyn. It's not my favorite thing to do but... not a problem, since she was having enough fun for both of us. My mind was about to implode when I suddenly saw something that set me back a bit. It was a somewhat nondescript piece of sheet music featuring a drawing of a young woman on its cover. That's standard enough, but it was the title of the song that struck me: "For Every Boy Who's On The Level There's A Girl Who's On The Square."
This is the story he told me one day,
And it lingers through my memory.
There's a girl who's just the same.
When you gamble with a heart
Remember from the start,
It always pays to play an honest game.
Everyone was meant for someone,
And they'll meet that someone sometime, somewhere.
For every boy who's on the level,
There's a girl who's on the square.
To have and to hold and to love
Follow the straight road and keep to the right
And abide in our Maker above.
Dear old girl, It speaks of how I love you.
Steve Harrison, 32° KCCH, is a Past Master of Liberty Lodge #31, Liberty, Missouri. He is the editor of the Missouri Freemason magazine, 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.