Kentucky, U.S. – Krum resident to get award for 70 years as Freemason


Kentucky, U.S. - Krum resident to get award for 70 years as Freemason

(by Lucinda Breeding, Denton Records-Chronicle, May 6, 2021)

 

For Krum resident Tom Richards, Freemasonry was a family pursuit.

On Saturday, Richards will earn a lapel pin for being a Freemason for 70 years.

“My dad was a Mason for 70 years, and he got his 75-year pin, too,” Richards said.

Richards lives on acreage in Krum where he keeps maybe a dozen cattle, a few dogs and a hangar full of airplanes and classic cars. At age 93, Richards is still active in the local lodge and still teaches flying to pilots in training. He’s a member of Lodge No. 462 in Simpson County, Kentucky, and Lodge No. 1453 in Krum.

His journey with Freemasonry, a longstanding fraternal organization known both for its mystery (Masons don’t divulge exactly what their lodges do) and its long history of service and charity, started in his home state of Kentucky. He grew up in…

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Kentucky, U.S. - Krum resident to get award for 70 years as Freemason

 

Kentucky, U.S. - Krum resident to get award for 70 years as Freemason
 

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