Today in Masonic History Harland David Sanders passes away in 1980.
Harland David Sanders was an American entrepreneur and fast-food icon.
Sanders was born on September 9th, 1890 near Henryville, Indiana. When Sanders was 5, his father, who was a farmer and later a butcher after an injury left him unable to continue with the family farm, passed away suddenly. After his father passed away, Sanders was left to take care of his siblings while his mother traveled to work and was gone sometimes days at a time. It was during this time Sanders learned how to cook and became quite adept at it. In 1902, his mother remarried and Sanders did not get along with his new stepfather. Sanders ended up dropping out of school in the 7th grade and with his mother’s permission move out of town.
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