Norfolk Assembly Dad Spotlight: Joel Bundy

Norfolk Assembly #15 is doing a spotlight on the dads who are involved and support our Assembly on a regular basis to learn more about them.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Dad Joel Bundy and I learned many interesting details about him and his life. Dad Joel works as an executive at Sentara Hospital. He decided to become involved in Masonry because he always loved mysteries and thought that in Masonry he would get to learn about the mysteries of life. He was fourty seven when he first became a Mason. He told me that when he first became the Worshipful Master of the Lodge, he felt a complete mix of emotions. He felt excitement because he was becoming the Worshipful Master and nervous because of all of the ritual work he would have to learn and do. I asked him, “What made you want to come and help the Rainbow Girls?” He said that it was because he has four daughters of his own and whenever he comes to our meetings, he is reminded of them. I asked him about his favorite memory with us and he said that it was when he first witnessed our closing prayer when we kneel around the altar, and as we rise the higher level people help everyone rise and reach the top. I asked him what his favorite vacation was and he said that it was when he went swimming with the dolphins in Florida with his girls.

Dad Joel enjoys playing jazz music on his trumpet and reading all things Shakespeare. The final question I asked him was, “What advice would you give to us about life?”. He told me to always pay attention to the little things in life, live in the moment, and never take anything for granted. He told me this because when he was younger, he had almost died and he realized that he was taking life for granted and he didn’t want us to do that.

I have learned so much about Dad Joel through this experience and I hope that all of you have learned something about him as well.

In Rainbow Love and Service,

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