Bro. Byron Morgan writes to tell us about himself, in this installment of "This is Who I Am." Thanks, Bro. Byron!
I am Byron Morgan (AKA Odiekokee on forums and such), of Ecru, Mississippi (about 30 miles west of Tupelo, birthplace of Elvis). I've been a Mason for about a year, entered on Jan. 4th, 2007 and raised on March 15th (five days after I got married). I don't rightly remember the date I was passed, and if you like, I can look it up later.
My father is a Mason, as well as 32° in Scottish Rite. I haven't yet decided my path with the appendant bodies. I am a member of Mississippi's Pontotoc Lodge No. 81. I'm very active, being there nearly every time the doors open. I've only visited a few other lodges, all with other brothers from my home lodge, except one in Nashville, TN, a few weeks after receiving my 3°, and without having the forethought to ask some of the more experienced brothers what to expect.
I'm also a member of a small community church, which happens to be located in the building of a former lodge which has merged with Pontotoc. A good group of 20-30 folks usually, with an ex-hippie ex-skid row preacher. Hey, if he can be changed, anybody can.
My profession is a CAD Designer/Draftsman, as well as prototype machinist. It gives me opportunity for rigid mechanical designs, as well as fully artistic designs, and the ability to quickly see ideas become reality. Away from work, I read, paper and online, pretty much anything that comes along. I enjoy reading the BT blog, as well as a few others. I also spend a bit of time on the AR-15 forums, as that is one of my favorite hobbies.
I've read the BT for a good eight months now, and made a few, very few, comments, most of which are quickly passed over without much fanfare. That suits me I suppose. Just a drop of water against the mountain. In time, there may become a canyon. I've got a blog, but may as well not, as I don't have nearly so much interesting to say as Widow's Son, or a hundred others.
Beyond that... well, that's a whole different world. A story nobody would want to be bored with (me included!!).
I added a picture too, hope it won't break too many screens.
— Bro. Byron Morgan
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