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About DLM

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    Bronze Member
  • Birthday 04/08/1934

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    Interior Alaska
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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    My parents became Witnesses in 1940 when I was 6 yo. When I was 16yo I started regular pioneering but for only about 6 months due to health issues

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    Sewing, crafts, travel when I was able now I armchair travel, reading,
  • My favorite books
    I like non-fiction. True adventure & biographies
  • My favorite music
    Easy music, esp old time instrumentals, I really like the Celtic Thunder group. I enjoy classic country music. I like Kate Wolf and some of the early artists that have passed away. I DO NOT care for the modern music (noise).
  • My favorite movies
    The Straight Story, Trip to Bountiful and such movies .

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  1. I have only one suggestion, no matter how you travel and that is to travel light. I learned it the hard way!!
  2. Yes, I guess you can relate to Tom's problem! It sure takes a lot to trace down all this stuff. I just found from your discussion that I may have a bad reaction to salicylates. I am having many of the symptoms listed. Thanks for starting this thread.
  3. Yes, we have had experience with nightshade foods i.e. tomatoes and potatoes. We had no knowledge of the kinds of reactions one might get from an allergy to these foods. Several years ago my husband began having what he thought was panic attacks. he would feel like he was going to totally lose control. About the same time, he was experiencing severe dizzy spells. He worked in construction doing concrete work so he worked very hard all the time plus the stress that comes with life in this old system of trying to raise a family on low wages. Finally, we went to the doctor and his idea was that he had a brain tumor, so he sent him to a hospital in Denver. Nope, that wasn't it. He went to an audiologist and he told him to try to limit the noise he was around. After going to several more doctors with no answers, we had about given up. A sister in the congregation suggested we see an allergy specialist that came to our city once a week. This doctor did his test that was called a "rast test" done with the blood. The results came back that he had a severe allergy to many things but foremost was potatoes, ethanol, and several other things. This was not a typical allergic reaction but was a cerebral allergy affecting the brain. My husband completely discounted the results because "I have been eating potatoes all my life else we would have starved." Life went on, eating whatever he wanted and suffering these "crazy" spells. We were building a house and for lunch each day, we went to a local cafe for hamburger and fries. At night he would have a bad spell. I got to thinking what the doctor said and I suggested he not have fries for while and he had no bad spell, so just to try the theory, the next day he had fries and that night he a very severe spell of anxiety. So that was it---no more potatoes for you. But the dizzy spells continued. He was working on a project that had a high plywood fence around it holding the noise in. He took some time off work and we drove our VW Bug to Calif from Colo. When we arrived he was so dizzy he had to just lay around for a week and when we went home it was a repeat of the trip to Calif. So that noise was the cause of the dizzy spells. When we talked to the doctors about it, they concurred with our findings. The allergist said that he was convinced from his practice that at least more than half of the people in mental hospitals were there because of cerebral allergies. Tom did not eat potatoes in any shape or quantity for 20 years and after that, he had no indication that it was a problem. Sometimes we have to play detective to figure out stuff. After this, I have read in magazines that some doctors are finally discovering what we found out.
  4. Now we know why all the shuffling around of the congregations. No sense in building more halls if the ones we have are only half full. Here in Fairbanks, we have a big hall and it was hardly ever full before but it sure is full now. Better use of dedicated funds.
  5. I have not personally but my daughter has seen it.
  6. I have that Knocking DVD. If I remember right he says that he is not a Witness even tho he was raised a Witness.
  7. I have to say that I agree wholeheartedly with every one of these comments. The quoted comment is my feelings exactly. A big thank you to everyone of you and my heartfelt love to all. I love it!!!!
  8. A friend of mine mentioned "JWTalk" and I asked what that was. She told me some about it, so I looked it up and liked what I saw. I joined quite some time ago and I love it. It is "my congregation" since I am house-bound and rarely get to the KH any more. What we get is "electronically". I listen to the meetings on the phone, and we have to "attend' the conventions by computer, thanks to our elder body. My elderly elder husband has had to join me listening on the phone. It just appalls me when when someones makes an accusation about something they know nothing about, case in point, as I was listening to a meeting on the phone, one of the elders cautioned about stuff we could get into on line "such as apostate sites like JWTalk." I wanted so much to counter what he said but I couldn't contact him so I talked to the COBE about it. I didn't feel like my point got across but I had to think of the Proverb that we have to know of what we speak.
  9. I don't know if any of you saw it but some time ago I opened Youtube to find an imposter saying he was a new governing body member. I about dropped my teeth (which would real hard since they are all attached!!) I was wishing I had some rotten eggs to throw at my computer! What gall! I didn't stay long enough to even find out what "brilliant" new light he had for us. Right at first he did say he was he first hispanic on the GB.
  10. We are having beautiful weather. We had lots and lots of snow this winter but its almost all gone. Greenup day is little late. we always look forward to that. up here the forest will turn green overnite and be in full leaf by a week later. The ice is gone out of the rivers.
  11. Some of these fit so well they should be in the dictionary!
  12. Some of these fit so well they should be in the dictionary!
  13. Feel so bad about what this sister is going through. I have another cautionary tale about a problem I am dealing with. In Oct. 2008, I had a fusion done in my lower back because of two failed back operations that had been done. After the fusion, I had absolutely NO control of my bladder. the urologist said he had the answer. Another operation to put in a stimulator and that didn't work either. I was allergic to the device so back in the hospital to have the operation to remove it. I have had all manner of supposed remedies but no relief. Along with all this I have this untreatable bladder infection. I have lived with terrible pain for the last ten years and I live on pain medication. There seems no answer. What is one to do? Our only hope is the new system. One sister was telling me to rely on that hope and I do but how do I get from here to there? I know there are many others in much worse condition than I am in. I also know we have to rely on Jehovah and that is our only salvation. In the meantime, pass me some more pills!! PS. When I went into the hospital the last time, the nurse said "Oh, Dorothy, you're Back" My daughter said "It's not a good idea to be on a first name basis with the hospital staff!"
  14. We have finally got our usual winter weather. We got a lot of snow-more than we have had in several years . Our temps are in the "basement" . Here in Fairbanks it was -52 below last night. This is the actual temp, not wind chill. Our high temp today was minus 40 with thick ice fog and tomorrow will be more of the same. Temps like these are very dangerous. Yesterday was the first time I had read Jack London's writing "To Build a Fire". Pretty scary stuff. One can not imagine these temps unless you experience it.