Friday, April 15, 2011

World's Oldest Man and Freemason Passes

Illustrious Walter Breuning 33º who is was the world's oldest living man passed away yesterday at the age of 114, he was born September 21, 1896.  He lived in Great Falls Montana.  He was extremely active in Freemasonry, Scottish Rite, Shriners International and several other bodies. 

Walter Breuning- Scottish Rite Freemason from Scottish Rite on Vimeo.

Here's the world's oldest man's secret to a long life:

  • Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face. ("Every change is good.")
  • Eat two meals a day ("That's all you need.")
  • Work as long as you can ("That money's going to come in handy.")
  • Help others ("The more you do for others, the better shape you're in.")

Then there's the hardest part. It's a lesson Breuning said he learned from his grandfather: Accept death.

"We're going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you're born to die," he said.

No question we can all learn something from the example of Walter.   

Brother Walter's Masonic Record:

Brother Walter received his degrees in Great Falls Lodge No. 118, Great Falls, Montana. He was Initiated on March 7, 1925, Passed on April 4, 1925 and raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on May 16, 1925. He affiliated with Cascade Lodge No. 34, Great Falls, Montana on January 1, 1992. He had served as Secretary of Great Falls Lodge No. 118 from January 1, 1946 through December 31, 1968. Brother Breuning received the Meritorious Service Medal on June 24, 1993.



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