The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls's Fish Fry on May 2, 2015

I would like to cordially invite everyone to come to the Benefit Fish Fry hosted by the Rainbow Girls of Jackson Lodge on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds and donations received will go to Staying Tomboy Tough with Lauren, my Rainbow Service Project. The cost per plate is $8.

Lauren was diagnosed in 2013, when she was 8 years old, with Osteosarcoma, a bone Cancer that usually develops in the teenage years, when growing rapidly. This amazing young woman has been through so much. She has lost her leg because of the cancer, and is still just as sweet and happy as can be! It would mean a lot to me if you would come out to enjoy our delicious fried fish, baked beans, coleslaw, cheese grits, and Texas toast. I would like to Thank Brother Tooke for donating all of the fish. This would not be possible without you Mr. Buddy!

I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this to the members of your lodge. I have also attached a flyer for your convenience with all the details for the fish fry. I hope to see all of you there!

With Rainbow, and Sisterly Love,
Rebecca Boydston
Worthy Advisor - Tallahassee #64
Adah - Crawfordville #242

What does "F" mean?

The letter "F" means Free, which originated in England during the Middle Ages.

Ancient craftsmen were very skilled, and their craft was considered indispensible to the welfare of both the Church and State.  For this reason, they were not placed under the same restrictions as were other workers - they were "free" to do their work, travel and live with their lives in a manner befitting their importance.  In England during the Middle Ages this freedom was rare.  Our legendary history carries this freedom from the "Operative Mason" back to the year 946, in York, England.

What does "A. M." Mean?

The letters "A. M." mean Accepted Mason, which originated in England during the Middle Ages.

During the latter years of the Middle Ages, there were a few educated men outside the monasteries of the world.  Naturally, men wanted to become Freemasons to obtain the advantages the craft had to offer.  Not all wanted to build buildings however; they just wanted to belong to the organization. These were "Accepted" Masons rather than "operative" Masons.  As time went on, there became many more "Accepted" members as building trades became widely known.

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