Last night I talked on the phone to a local Master Mason, who arranged to meet with me today at the Lodge's weekly coffee time. I went, and talked. He was a very, very friendly fellow! I've been very happily impressed with all of the Masons I've met so far. They've all seemed to embody the virtues promoted by Freemasonry.
After chatting for a while, he said he would recommend my petition to the Lodge. This is good news! Two more Master Masons to go! Wish me luck, everybody.