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    Jerry
  • Relationship Status
    Married 56 years
  • Displayed Location
    Oregon Coast
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  • 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. Shs-s-s, quite, what happens in McKinleyville stays in McKinleyville.
  2. Me too... and I don't even know your husband. Raindrops on roses And whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels Doorbells and sleigh bells And schnitzel with noodles Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33o32C0ogVM
  3. Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens

    I just finished reading Twain's "Life On the Mississippi" written about 30 years after Tom Sawyer. He talks about a lot about the times that were on the river and how much it changed since he was on the riverboats. Good read. (Anybody else being driven crazy with this text editor? I lose half my entrees during my edit. If it is more than a paragraph I have to do my post in WORD and copy it here. )
  4. Thousands Forced to Flee Ventura Fire

    All they would need to do is release a press notice that the are entering a trade agreement with Russia, the dollars would roll in.
  5. "Our Dear Heavenly Father" followed by "Jehovah" is often used in our area. I like either version of it. I consider it a title of grandeur. Personally, I often use: 'Dear Father'; 'Dear heavenly Father'; 'All Mighty God Jehovah', at various times, but would never use 'daddy', to me it seems demeaning. Maybe some had a more lovable father than I did, he was a good man, but not lovable.
  6. In the above post, I intended to use the word 'reverence but due to a short circuit in my brain, I could not come up with the right word until it was too late to edit. Reverence not weight.
  7. The only time I felt the word Papa carried the weight needed to address my Heavenly Father was the way Eddie Fisher voiced it in "Oh My Papa." I don't pray that way, but I do think his expression of his literal father would not be an inappropriate way to address Jehovah in prayer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dWOsP_wly0
  8. Don't go, this is just starting to get interesting. .
  9. Congratulations, you set a good example those of us that are younger ones.
  10. I keep hearing that the white flour bought at Wallmart is different from the way it was manufactured in my grandmothers day. My grandmother was born in the latter 19th century, probably around 1890. Research shows that in the early part of the 19th-century flour was milled with stone mills, a complicated and tedious method. It is probably true that a little less heat was generated using stone mills. What didn’t work very well was maintaining a constant moisture content during the process. This process produced an uneven quality of flower among the various mills. The same parts of the grain were removed, the germ and the bran. If much of the germ is allowed to remain the flour won’t keep well. A little germ and a little bran put back in and you have whole wheat bread. This was well before my grandmothers time. During my grandmother’s early years flour mills had already switched over to steel rolls in the milling process. This abetted quality control as the roles were not wearing so fast and lead to higher production. (Slowed down wear on teeth also.)The same two parts of the grain, the germ, and the bran, were still removed for the same purpose, longevity, consistency, and flavor. The same process that existed in my grand mother’s day is still the process they use today. Improvements have been made in moisture control and in automation. What comes out of the mill is whichever kind of flour the market determines. Another area the health preachers like to dwell on is ‘fortification’ of white flour. There is an error here that they do not like to go into. White flour is not fortified, that would mean adding ingredients that were not in the original grain. White flour that you buy at Wallmart is not enriched due to loss of nutrients in the high speed milling processed. What is lost, is lost during the bleaching process. Enrichment uses the germ which is processed to separate thiamin, riboflavin, niacin all ‘B’ vitamins, plus iron, these come from the germ and are restored to the level of whole wheat flower. This began in 1940 and became law for all military contracts in 1942. (Some countries require an addition of calcium which actually would be a fortifying ingredient.) Conclusion: The flour my grandmother used is basically the same as you buy today, less the restoration of ‘B’ vitamins lost during bleaching. The flour in my mothers day, 1938 on, was enriched by restoration of ‘B’ vitamins (plus a little iron) that was lost during bleaching, not the milling process that has been in existence for about 160 years. Note: I am talking about white flour you might buy at Kroger or Wall Mart, not the really good flour manufactured by artesian millers, that would be a whole ‘nother story. Artesian flour makes fantastic bread.
  11. Sister Sandra, don't be taken back by contrary reponses, I would rate your posts as 9 out of possible 10. When a statement of fact is made such as "Dead food does not contain anything living because there is no life for them to exist on." one should be prepared to back it up with the source, especially when the statement is taken on its face value and is known to be untrue by many. Perhaps your statement was a little too broad and therefore open to question. I for one would like to know the context of the statement you cite, also the author.
  12. When I was a starving pioneer, a loving older sister dropped off a kettle of white beans cooked with a ham. This was mid-afternoon, my partner and I hadn't eaten anything except a bowl of mush for breakfast 8 hours earlier. We gobbled down a helping each when we note some dark items scattered through the beans. On close examination they were weevils. Concluding we had already consumed many we both had another helping. By this time we had slowed down enough to really assess the ration of weevils to beans we lost what appetite we had remaining. Until this day I still think those were the tastiest beans I ever ate.
  13. For the most part I prefer dead food, at least at the time I eat it. Live food often struggles when being chewed. Beef is quieter if it is dead before consumption. I think the closest I have come to eating a live cow was at the Big Texan in Amarillo TX. I like my steak rare, but with it being “Texas Rare” I was slightly concerned my steak would bellow at the first slice. They actually list “Howlers” on their menu, that struck me as being a little scary. W-a-a-ay out west our cows moo or bellow, they only howl when being branded. I think that must be practice for the Big Texan. https://www.bigtexan.com/restaurant/menu/
  14. Thousands Forced to Flee Ventura Fire

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