Alright hopefully I explain this properly please bare with me. First allow me to introduce myself. My name is Joshua though my friends often call me by a part of my pen name Solomon Grimm. I am 22 years old and have been interested in the brotherhood since the age of 12 when I went to a Shriners hospital for surgery.
I am currently filling out the petition for my local lodge and have a question regarding how I should fill out the places I’ve resided area of the form. I have lived in Texas almost my entire life with the exception of one year when I was in middle school where I lived in the state of Mississippi.While living in Mississippi my father informed me that Texas was still technically our permanent residence at this time.
Now with this said when the petition asks how long I have been in Texas should I state 22 years. 21 years for the 1 year I was in Mississippi, or does it start over from the time I came back to Texas until now which would be somewhere in the ballpark of 11 years?
Furthermore if I do put the full 22 years when I have to list the addresses in which I have resided for the last 15 years wouldn’t this be confusing to the lodge to say I have resided in Texas my entire life yet have an address in Mississippi listed?
Thank you for your time.