and concept of the Widows Sons Masonic Motorcycle Riders Association, Intl
was conceived by Bro. Carl Davenport from Chicago, IL.
One rainy Sunday morning, Bro. Carl awoke with the words Widows Sons deeply
implanted in his head. The words revolved in his thoughts for several weeks
and eventually coalesced into the image of a beautiful woman with a pale
look on her face.
He immediately knew the look was from fear and severe pain. The image kept
coming into his thoughts at different times during those weeks allowing him
to understand she was a beautiful woman who was having deep problems, but he
was unable to see exactly what she looked like or who she was. Only an ashen
faced beautiful woman to distant to see clearly.
For several weeks he walked around with this image in his head and the words
Widows Sons. The image and words revolved around in his thoughts each night
before going to sleep.
The image would not come in clearly enough to make it out completely, but it
was ever present, while he slept, while he rode his motorcycle and at
various times during the day.
The image then slowly became more clear and its meaning slowly revealed
itself to him. The beautiful woman was a widow, her face pale and strained
with hurt and fear because of her loss and the uncertainty of her future.
Bro. Carl then started to research information on the Widows Son. As he
thought more and drew on his Masonic experiences he understood what the
When a Master Mason is called to the Grand Lodge above, his widow always has
a deep look of pain and at the same time is full of fear because of the
unknown journey she will now undertake alone.
She was obviously the Widow. And he decided she was the widow of a Master
Mason because of his affinity for the Fraternity.
He then spent untold hours trying to put the image he had seen on paper. All
he understood at that time was that he should transfer this image onto paper
along with the words Widows Sons.
Bro. Carl had always wanted to form a Masonic motorcycle association. He
thought it would carry well across the fraternity. And during this period he
had started to put together a list on interested Brethren through the
Masonic Biker website on www.mastermason.com. He very soon had a list of
Masons and Masonic clubs listed.
Everything was now in place for the forming of the Widows Sons Motorcycle
Riders Association, Intl although Bro. Carl did not yet realize it.
One day he was having a conversation with a fellow Brother from the
Philippines and discussing motorcycles and Masonry and how Grand Lodges
might view Masonic motorcycle associations. They decided they needed two
things numbers (members) and a cause.
It was at that moment that the entire concept including the logo came
together in his head. The motorcycle association should be called the Widows
Sons and they should aid and assist the widows of Masons whose faces were
pale white from the pain of their loss and the fear of their future travels
At that point all confusion as to why the words Widows Sons and the image of
the widow had come to him. Since that day the Widows Sons Motorcycle Riders
Association, Intl has grown with chapters active and forming in several
states in the U.S. and countries outside the U.S.
The association is open to Masons who ride a motorcycle of 500 c.c. or
larger and are in good standing in the records of their blue lodge (AF&AM or
rainy Sunday morning,
Bro. Carl awoke with the words 'Widows Sons' deeply implanted in his
WAS A YOUNG MAN
WHO HAD JUST BEGUN,
HE WAS A WILLING WORKER
AND A WIDOWS SON,
HE WAS RAISED ON THE LEVEL
AND DIED ON THE SQUARE,
WAS BURIED IN THE HILLS
AND ONLY THREE KNEW WHERE
To aid and assist the Widows of Mastermasons
To promote Freemasonry in the World of Motorcycles
To promote Motorcycles in the World of Freemasonry.And
To support the Charities of the Widows Sons Motorcycle Riders Association,