Photograhping Masonic and Eastern Star Rings

In August 2012, I received two pieces of family treasure that I didn’t know existed or would ever become mine.  Good things come to those who are patient.

I thought I would share the two rings together as an added bonus. I love word plays, so I hope the pun on the Mason fraternal organization is intriguing but doesn’t set off a viscous grammar police arrest.

Grandpa Bob and Grandpa Helen truly loved each other from the time they met while she worked as a waitress to their end of life care in a nursing home after their life changing health issues. They were in complimentary organizations and I love that I have both of these rings as a collection to remember them.

Previously, I shared how the orientation of my two education rings conveyed different messages. I thought when they faced each other, they were competing. When they faced in the same direction, they were united in a message.

Mason and Eastern Star Rings
The orientation of the rings tells a story of love and support.

With my grandparents’ rings, I prefer the orientation where the rings are facing each other. As husband and wife, Mason and Eastern Star, they look toward each other to support and sustain. With these rings facing, that message is subtle yet clear.

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

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