Just as the individual is the foundation of our Society of Friends and Brothers, so is the Masonic Lodge the fundamental organization of it. This basic unit of the organization is called the "Blue Lodge", it always operates under code prescribed by a Grand Lodge. There is no higher Masonic authority than a Grand Lodge, and each Grand Lodge is the sovereign authority within the State or Country over which it claims jurisdiction.
(Author Unknown) He slowly opened the door to his locker. He hung his police uniform on the hooks and took out his suit. It was Lodge night. He watched as the last employee left his business, locked the building and made the evening bank drop. He then headed off with a whistle on his lips and a spring in his step. It was Lodge night. The young man helped his wife clear the table. He then said good night to his children and snuck into his room to change his clothes. Upon leaving he smiled at his wife and kissed her. It was Lodge night.
Given by WB Ellis Mills at the 2006 Barn Raising.
Author M.W. Benjamin Hadley, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Maine
In Masons' Lodge with darkened eyes, And cable tow about you, You swore to keep all mysteries
Ten Master Masons, happy, doing fine; One listened to a rumor, then there were nine.
From Indiana Grand Lodge. Shown at the 2006 Friendship Night.