Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I always wondered about the "Loyal Order of Water Buffalos"


WA8YCD said...

I love it!
I have at times told people who have asked me about the Blue Lodge "Do you remember Fred Flintstone's 'Loyal Order of the Water Buffalos'? It's kinda like that!"
Though some folks just KNOW that it's a massive conspiracy. :-)

Starsmith said...

FYI (and that of any of the other Brethren) there is a real fraternity called "The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffalos". My grandfather was "Provincial Grand Primo" (the exact equivalent of a DDGM) in his home district back in England. The "Buffs" as they like to call themselves are known in England as "the poor man's Freemasons" being largely a working man's fraternity. With over 10,000 lodges they are not a small organization though unfortunately declining as it seems all fraternal oranizations are.
Whether there is any relationship to Fred Flintstone or not I don't know, but I am researching the links between the "Buffs" and Freemasonry.

Mel. Walker PM Chaudiere 264 GRC (Ottawa)