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About Old

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  • Birthday 10/27/1938

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    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. Anyone have a source for a radiator that will fit in a go-bag?
  2. Here is the fun side of a carriage horse. They poop. Dog pooper scooper two piece set handles 1 to 12 ounces Horse pooper scooper two piece set handles 22 to 33 pounds, comes in two pcs.
  3. I use a PC for most of my posts. Ipad and android seem less user friendly to me. On my Ipad many of the functions I use are missing or have a different name/function.
  4. I like it. I write far more drafts than I post. I can always go back and find what I wrote, decide to change it or start again. If it is one I posted, one click clears the page.
  5. That is enough to cause a pilot to shudder. From Forbes: "BlackFly Wants To Be The Flying Car You Can Finally Buy Next Year, And For Cheap" Pipe dreams are fun, but there is no way this thing is going to fly in the USA. It cannot be flown as an ultralight. Ultralights are allowed but one motor no way to meet the weight requirements 252 pounds. Engine off stall speed of a rock, blow a fuse or have a battery failure and that is all she wrote. Even it he new system I would not want to be in the middle of a swarm of these flies.
  6. The plaque down the front of many dress shirts contributes to this problem. The plaque does not allow the tie to return to its orininal position, keeping it pushed to the right. A propoperly fitted jacket alleviates the problem to a degree. I like tie bars and tie tacks but lose them with greatregularity.
  7. Likely you will still have to program the fob. Check it out, if it doesn't function look up on the web 'How to progam car key fob', the local car dear wants around 75 dollors to program a fob. My local locksmith had no trouble cutting the key but informed me that their was no way I could program the fob. Took it back to him the same day and showed him it was now programed.
  8. In the business world an indicationof hwo well negotiations are proceding is to watch for the negotiators unbuttoning the suit jackets when they are becoming more at ease with their counterparts. Maybe the brothers on the platform where just at ease with their assingments. Yeras ago (sorry to use that term again but it was "years ago") we had a DO that was a very good speaker. He was also very fond of food. He never buttoned his suit coat, and probably couldn't if he tried. He was dropped as a traveling brother shortly thereafter. Most of us concluded it was because he set a bad example in being very overweight.
  9. This is a repeat but it seems appropriate to tell it again. Brother _____ served as as a DO in Texas, he was from the NE part of the country. He had served us in N California as his first assignment as a CO, we became good friends. He was talking to me about how the brothers are quite different in different parts of the country. He became a DO and one of his first assignments included part of Texas. During a pre-assemby meeting one of the local brothers asked if he would approve cowboy boots on the platform. Brother _____ said he looked around and decided that either he would have to do all the parts or allow cowboy boots on the platform. Done deal, he didn't do all the parts.
  10. With Arizona just starting to warm up, I feel the need to post this warning again! Don't say I didn't warn you! What Ever You Do Don't Move To Arizona. May 30th: Just moved to Phoenix, AZ...Now this is a city that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. Mountains and deserts blend together. What a place! Watched the sunset from a park lying on a blanket. It was beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here. Welcome to our town: June 14th: Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an air conditioned home, drive an air conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun every day like this. I'm turning into a real sun worshiper. June 30th: Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing for me. Another scorcher today, but I love it here. July 10th: The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least it's nice and windy though. But getting used to it is taking longer than I expected. July 15th: Fell asleep by the pool. Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body. Missed two days of work, what a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though. Got to respect the old sun in a climate like this. July 20th: I missed Morgan (our cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got out to the hot car for lunch, Morgan had swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and exploded all over $2,000 worth of leather upholstery. I told the kids she ran away. The car now smells like Kibbles and poop! No more pets in this heat!! July 25th: This wind sucks. It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer!! And it's hot as heck. The home air conditioner is on the fritz and AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts. July 30th: Been sleeping outside by the pool for three nights now. $1,500 in stupid house payments and we can't even go inside. Why did I ever come here? Aug 4th: It's 115 degrees. Finally got the air conditioner fixed today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to about 90. Stupid repairman leaked in my pool. I hate this stupid city. Aug 8th: If another wise acer cracks, "Hot enough for you today?", I'm going to tear his throat out. Stupid heat! By the time I get to work the radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like roasted freaking Garfield!! Aug 9th: Tried to run some errands after work. Wore shorts and sat on the black leather seat in the ol' car. I thought my butt was on fire. I lost two layers of flesh. Now my car smells like burnt butt and fried cat. Aug 10th: The weather report might as well be a tape recording: Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do Squat for two months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this barren desert? Water rationing will be next so $1,700 worth of cactus just might dry up and blow into the damn pool. Even a cactus can't live in this heat. Aug 14: Welcome to Hell!! Temperature got to 113 today. If I had wanted to move to Death Valley, I would have moved there instead. Forgot to crack the window and blew the damned windshield out of the Lincoln. The installer came to fix it and said, "Hot enough for you today?" My wife had to spend the $1,500 house payment to bail me out of jail. Author Unknown
  11. A brother from our Congegation had the 'Instruction Talk" at a circuit Assembly, At the walk-thru he was told by the DO he could not do the part in his black shirt. The brother went out and located a white shirt and went on to do his part. At that time the only people you would see in a black shirts were Mafia types or the bad guy in a Western movie. The stigma of Mussilini's Blackshirts was stil on the minds of many of the older pubs. (Maybe that is why they did away with the DO position)
  12. When I see a brother wearing a hat during the meeting I assume he has a medical condition, or bad scarring, etc.
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