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About Old

Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name
    Jerry
  • Relationship Status
    Married 56 years
  • Displayed Location
    Oregon Coast
  • Publisher
    yes
  • Baptized
    2/23/52

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    I was adopted by JW relatives when I was seven years old. Came from a very patriotic family during WW2. Like a lot kids I found it very difficult to give up the flag salute and the holidays.
    Met my ‘new’ grandmother in Auburn WA when the JW side of the family was seeing her off to Bethel, she was accepted to play the organ for WBBR. (You can see her briefly in the video “The New World Society in Action.”) Next time I saw her was at the Cleveland International Convention in 1946. She introduced me to brothers Knorr, Franz, and Covington, of course I didn't understand who these people were, but it is a fond memory.
    After several years I started making the Truth my own which allowed me to be baptized at 14. I was appointed as a Bookstudy Conductor at 16 and entered Pioneer Service at 17. In the long run I am very grateful to Jehovah that I was adopted by JWs.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    I was a carpenter by trade but after a few years I advanced to Construction Superintendent, a position I kept until the building slump that followed the Word Trade Center disaster. After that I helped my Wife with her janitorial work and I enjoyed running a small engineering business.
    I have worked on a number of RBC projects including being “Superintendent fo the day” once week on the Puyallup Assembly Hall remodel. On weekends I was taking the lead in the Issaquah WA KH project. Also enjoyed a two week gig at Patterson NY, had my Wife been there I would have been glad to stay there permanently, unfortunately we had family obligations and it wasn’t to be.
    Out side of the Truth and construction my interests involve airplanes, boats and computing. I have private pilot license. We owned our own airplanes and we flew as a family over most of the western states. In later years health issues hindered flying and we switched to sailing and had many sailing adventures on Puget Sound. I have a minor knowledge of computer drafting, project scheduling and at one time had three different pages on the internet.
    Age and health issues forced my retirement in 2007. We elected to move to the Oregon coast where we enjoy a great view of the ocean and the association of a very warm congregation.
  • My favorite books
    THE BIBLE, after that who knows, I read one to two books a week. I prefer biographies, historical novels, good adventure stories.
    How about John LeCar? Can't beat The Spy That Came In From The Cold for exposing the dilemma that spy craft brings. Have you read Len Deighton? Wow the Ipcress Files or Bomber which took up both sides of the bombing raids in Germany. There are so many, from the Diary of Anne Frank to Hucklebery Finn.
    I enjoy books. I DON'T MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS! TOO DANGEROUS. I liked The Lord of The rings, upon hearing this a mature brother said "The Society cites fantasy, however it is probably not a good idea to tell very many that you read Lord of the Rings." ... I hope I didn't tell anyone I read Tobacco Road.

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  1. I admire your talent. You seem to have very big mice in New Zealand, here we would call that a rat.
  2. I have seen nothing that precludes survivors getting married in the new system. The question of whether resurrected ones would have the same opportuniy is still out there, with most leaning toward it being likely.
  3. Old

    The power of water

    In working on the roof of the old Kingdome we used ultra-high water pressure at 40,000 to 66,000 pounds pressure. A mis-directed stream would cut right thru a boot severing the toes. Steel toe foot wear was a requirment. BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY featured our work in one of his shows. I made put his director in contact with a local company that usese water to mill titanium, as per the article above. A sidelight to the show, which I have never seen, was my two grandsons were wachting Bill NYE in New Hampshire and called out to my daughter "Mom come here, PAPA is on BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY."
  4. Could it be that your BOE has not approved you for accessing an area usuably only avaiable to eldes and servants asigned to literature?
  5. Maybe beets can be beat, the following is true experience fro around 1964. Brother Don B. in our congregation was crushed when a log loader fell on top of him. It took several hours to get him from the woods to the hospital in Coos Bay, during which time he almost bled out. He and his family refused blood. The doctors refused to operate until he had a survivable blood count. Of course blood transfusion was refused by the family. This was years prior to the HLC, there was no help out there. In stepped his sister in law. She had read, possibly in Time Magazine, that an oral intake of pureed baby calf livers might restore his red count. There were a lot of dairies around Coos Bay. At that time dairies killed the male Holstein calves, there was no market for them. How she got the cooperation of the local farmers, I don't know, but she did, procuring fresh baby calf livers on a routine basis for several weeks. With permission from hospital staff she fed Don pureed baby calf liver several times a day, to the amazement of the hospital staff his blood count rapidly improved and some ten days or so after writing him off they operated. Don told me that the pureed livers didn't taste too bad until his blood count came up at which time he says it tasted so bad he could no longer swallow it. He did say a little Wochesterhire sauce helped immensely. His sister in law died a couple of years ago, Don is still with us at 86.
  6. Interesting illustration, I assume the log bottom as shown was to illustrate that Noah was not a boat builder by trade.
  7. I agree, I misread this topic as "The love of greater number growing old."
  8. Do you know you can start a fire with an almost dead 9v battery and steel wool. Nextime you change out your smoke alarm stick the terminal end into a wad of steel wool. Poof! (Likewise don't put your tongue on 9v battery contacts.)
  9. No joy, mine update with no problem.
  10. I was refering to how I get the text on my smart phone. What are you using to post here?
  11. ? Something I don'tuderstand here, 67 seconds for what? I use JWLibray on my phone, it opens on the home page with the daily text at the top, one touch/click away and you have it with comments. I tried to time it, but my stopwatch is slower than the arriving daily text.
  12. One of the first things I learned science "black is not a color.
  13. Good idea. The wisdom displayed on this forum continues to amaze me.
  14. All I get from your link is "We could not locate the item you are trying to view.
  15. I think that is an excellant idea. Will I use it? Not likely because I don't need it, I know I will never make that mistake again...again...again...
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