There are many ways that people attempt to tell the measure of a Man. But there is one quote that stands out in my mind:
I don’t know if the contents of my father’s briefcase can truly be used as a measure of the man he was. But it sure does start to add up to something great if you ask me. My father had a way of finding some of the most obscure Masonic items like the “challenge coins” where you could engrave your initiation dates and pendants that have hidden compartments. I was happy to share some of these items with a very good friend and Brother of mine, like my father did with me. He always found the unique and bought more than one so he could share the treasure with me or others. Hopefully, long after I am gone, my son or daughter can open my briefcase and remember the man I strove to be. My briefcase certainly is almost bare compared to my father’s but I also have more time to fill it with experiances. I don’t know if I can ever measure up to the men in my family that came before me: Frank, Harry, Harold or Ron, but I sure will try, for them.