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About Old

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  • Birthday 10/27/1938

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. Old

    California Fires

    I have it as a fact, poor management of palm forests contributed to Woosely fire. Isn't obvious from the pictures?
  2. Thanks for the explanation. I agree a constant reminder is aprapo. I am sure few of the staff notified in the 90s are still around. Good work, keep it up.
  3. In what manner are they being introduced? This sounds more like where we were in 1990. A local HLC brother was telling about meetings set up in hospitals where the various procedures for bloodless medicine and our stand on blood in general were the sole topic of that meeting. I was quite impressed by one thing he told me, when addressing the selected staff do not beg, we are the authority on this topic and we speak with that authority. This was in the early 90s in the Los Angeles area.
  4. Once we followed the pioneer meeting with a dinner invite. A 28 person sitdown meal. The elders served the pioneers. After that we had too many pioneers to serve at our house. I like to think that the word got out and that is why so many joined the pioneer ranks. Here is the invitation that went out. (Sorry for the duplication, I have no idea why the PDF menu printed twice. I tried to clear the editor with no success.) Dinner.pdf
  5. My first thought was, a DVD player that doesn't contain electronics, Isn't that an oxymoron? Joking aside, I use DVD Flick the basic program is free. Works fine for converting MP4 (steaming or download) to MP3 DVD disk players. Be sure to use the 'Burn to Disk on completion' function. You might wand to down load 'VLC Media Player so you can test the finished product on your PC.
  6. Way out of town, from Newport OR to SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER in Seattle WA. Let me point out, there are no hard feelings concerning a lack of PVG, it is a very hard job. Requires constant monitoring of admissions and scheduling time for visitations. In years past I was invited to participate but I was just not up to it. At that time, in our local hospital Belleview, WA the Chaplin would notify the HVC that a JW had been admitted, that was nice of him. In other hospitals the Chaplains were noted for doing their best to frustate the efforts of the local visitation brothers.
  7. Many in my generation were jailed for the draft. It always brought a startled look when one of them would say "I can't vote, I am a convicted felon." Speaking for myself I can say "I had the privilege of voting once for all time, that was on Febraury 22, 1952." (Now you know why I am 'Old'.)
  8. At one time it was referred to as the Hospital Visitation Committee. I don't know when the name changed.
  9. During my wifes recent surgery and somewhat prolonged hospitalization she did not get visited by any PVG. She was registered as a JW and accepted visitors on her registration. There had been an active PVG previously when she previously worked in the bloodless medicine at that hospital. She did get visited by hospital chaplains on two different occasions, which gave her the opportunity to witness. She said they were both nice, especially the woman chaplain who I chanced to meet.
  10. Anything with the name Kardashian in it.
  11. I echo Sister Hopes feelings on forum verses email. Here I listen in on a lot of conversations, write replies to many and hit the send button on just a few. Eamail? I recieve many each day, and find a need to respond to very few.
  12. A good way to reach out is this forum. Maybe you should encourage her to join us.
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