Saturday, December 12, 2009
An Era has Ended...and a New Era Begins!!!!
There aren't many people associated with Masonry in the state of North Carolina, who at the name of "Charles Cathey" don't get a knowing smile on their face. In fact, you could certainly travel outside the borders of the Tarheel State, and mingle among Masons and Sir Knights alike, and get the same response from many. But, to us lucky few in the mountainous confines of WNC, he is "our" Charles. And such has this Noble Companion been among men and Masons for many a season.
I could spend several paragraphs extolling the many masonic accomplishments of my dear friend. Anyone who has spent anytime at all around him could! But, that isn't the "way" of "our" Charles. Because Charles just "does". And what he had "done" is pleantiful. Last night, one thing that he has done so well has come to an end. He stepped down as Commandry Recorder after 37 years on the job.
But, he will be replaced by a good man and a fine Companion. Dave Cashion will have some awfully big shoes to fill. I'm sure that the Commandry will be well taken care of.....mainly because Dave had a good man named Charles to teach him....cause he had "our" Charles.
Below are pictures from last nights meeting. We had installation of officers, along with the "changing of the guard". I hope you enjoy.
There aren't too many times you are priveleged to be in the audience of two Past Grand Masters, who are both Past Grand Commanders!!!!