It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. He was a devoted and beloved husband to our Queen, a father, grandfather and great grandfather. He served this Nation and the Commonwealth with distinction. We express our deepest condolences to Her Majesty and her family, keeping them in our thoughts and prayers. I, along with over 4,000 brethren joined the Pro Grand Master of The United Grand Lodge of England, in a nine o’clock toast to Bro. Prince Philip, who had been a member of our Fraternity for over 60 years. I would think that many of you did as well.
I send you Happy Easter Greetings today, have a good weekend. It is a good feeling that some of the restrictions have been lifted and we are able to meet, outside, with our families and friends, albeit restricted in numbers. Two of our daughters have taken advantage of this and Helen arrived during the morning of Good Friday, it was a bit chilly sitting in the garden, but enjoyable. Just after lunch our youngest daughter arrived with her daughter, by this time the sun was shining on the patio. It was difficult though not to give any of them a big hug, that will have to come later.