The following is a portion of the readings from a previous
Dr. Samuel Jump Night as put together by WB William Garrett.
The edifice that we now stand in is just the
physical Lodge our Past Masters have built; it says nothing
of that structure they have built that cannot be measured
like the thickness of stone or the height of columns, that
edifice of Brotherly Love, that warms us more completely
than the stateliest temple.
The success of this Lodge an be traces to Dr. Samuel
V. Jump and the Masters that followed in his footsteps. As
May is a month for remembering all that has come to an end.
Let it be a time for us to remember our beginnings as an
Entered Apprentice. And the Master that sat in the East so
long ago and asks us "What do you most desire"? And with
that question he brought us to Light and set us on the path
that with his support, tutelage and help lead us to the
East. And thus an unbroken line from 1858 to present.
As Free and Accepted Masons we can have much pride
in the Fraternity and all that it stands for. But might we
be forgiven, for having a little extra pride in saying "We
hale from Whitney Lodge #229"?
Since 1858 Whitney Lodge has selected from among
it's ranks, it's leaders. This honor and privilege is not
given to every Master Mason. Brother Past Masters let us
honor Whitney Lodge and her members for their confidence in