The three most popular What’s It Worth column subjects are about my son (endearing), when we lose money (endearing but depressing) and stories from “back in the day.”
Today, I’ll recount a circa-1990 story that I remember with crisp details and a few vague areas as well.
The Masons and many offshoots have been in the U.S. for over 300 years. The amount of good they do in society and the community is
immeasurable. Once called a secret society, almost every man of means had to be involved in his local Masonic chapter. Masonic collectibles, like many collectibles, are a little soft price-wise these days, but still occasionally things walk in
that are extraordinary.
My first job writing was at 19 years old for the mighty Bartonville News. Our town in central Illinois had