This address was given to the Senior Steward of Lodge Stirling Royal Arch No 76. on his Installation into that office on Friday the 10th of January 2003 by Installing Master Bro. James F. Fisher PM.
The Working Tools of a Senior Steward
fa' yir honest sonsie face,
chieftian o the stewrdin,
kitchens noo yir rightfull place
pans and dishes,
thair noo,and serve hot coo
oor best wishes.
groanin trenchers thair yil fill,
junior stuards yaid gladly kill,
This pin (holds up rolling pin) will roll oot
in time o need,
tak this job upon yirsell
aff yir heed.
ladle see rustic labour dight, (hold up ladle)
dish oot skink wi ready slight,
fill oor kites on monday nicht,
wearin kitchen ovies (hold up ladies apron)
wi this (hold up scourer) yail sort
yon feindish thing
the kitchen yil never lonely be,
get a hand, fae Agnes and me,
dish oot dookers, soup and tea
if we dinny get a help fa them, (points to office bearers)
hear me roar like thunder.
visitors yil care for maist,
fayre and amber bead tae taste,
ha them commin back wi haist
sic a dinner
this year fur you and 76
be a winner.
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