Sunday, February 15, 2009

Love, Sex and The Masons on Valentine's Day

On Friday, my husband and I decided we deserved a special Valentine's weekend getaway so we packed our bags and met each other at the Hilton in Alexandria, VA.

The beautiful thing about our relationship is we don't have to get away to re-kindle our love. It always seems to be with us no matter where we are---but on this particular weekend we found love and the bizarre all in the same place.

What a lovely opportunity it was to meet women who make up a group known as the silver-haired representatives. Apparently, their National Congressional Meeting was being held during the same time we were enjoying our Valentine's weekend. They told me about their movement while I shared information about my group, Boomer Diva nation. (To learn more about the Silver-Haired Congress, click here: SHC

Then there was the bizarre---which brings me to a group known as The Masons. Who are they? Well, to be perfectly honest I don't know much about them at all. I've always thought of them as a secret society of old men---certainly older than the baby boomer crowd I'm accustomed to hanging out with.

Anyway, the Masons were also staying at the Hilton and on Valentine's Night they had a rather interesting ritual going on. A self-proclaimed Masonic Pimp escorted members, one-by-one, into a conference room. No one ever told me what was going on in there but whatever it was, it made me thankful my husband ISN'T a Mason.

Enjoy the pictures.


Tishia said...

Love the pictures you shared! It looks like you had a fantastic...and interesting weekend.

Joyce Mason said...

The slide show and this post were so much fun! My husband is fascinated by the Masons (and one Mason in particular, LOL!). Now you made me wonder if the guy frat is such a hot idea ... maybe too hot! :) Actually, one of my best male friends has a 30-year-old son who is active in the Masons. It has been a mighty force for good in his life. Outstanding, sweet young man.

It's always time to celebrate love!

PS - Your husband is a real looker!

Pat Montgomery said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. Glad you had a great time--you deserve a break.

The Masons are a great organization who provide a wonderful service to others and networking with each other. It is Christian based and they have high ideals.

Beverly said...

Hi Pat,

Thank you for giving me more insight on what the Masons are all about. I've heard different things over the years but have never known anyone who was a member.

Susan Adcox said...

I love Alexandria! We've had some great times there. I wish this economy would hurry up and right itself so that my hubby and I could afford to travel again.

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