I thought I would share one on those literally one in a billion chance meetings involving the RA and the Craft in Vietnam.
In the middle of nowhere – literally on the top of the Hai Van Pass a road over a hill between Da Nang and Hue! I commented on this chap’s cap as I act for Farmlands in New Zealand – and knew he had to be NZer but didn’t know who he was …. we chatted away and met up again 10 minutes later for another passing chat and eventually he told me to use a certain tailor in Hoi An (where we are now) and he mentioned he’d had tails made…. then I said, ” I was always taught to be cautious but why tails in this day and age?” A handshake……We chatted more as craftsmen then he said are you in the Royal Arch and the rest they say is history.
Turns out it was ME Comp Bruce Hibberd PGZ from Wanaka and myself the current Grand Registrar for the Royal Arch at a chance meeting on a hillside and a chance remark by myself leads to a chat then over a casual conversation between two NZers leads to a fraternal bond.
John Waymouth – Grand Registrar – SGRACNZ