Jump to content
JWTalk - Jehovah's Witnesses Discussion Forum

Old

Full Access Users
  • Content count

    5,438
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    20

Old last won the day on May 1

Old had the most liked content!

About Old

  • Rank
    Unobtainium Member
  • Birthday 10/27/1938

Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name Only
    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.

Recent Profile Visitors

14,304 profile views
  1. If Putin doesn't have a copy yet, the first thing he needs to do is hire a new security team.
  2. What is the cat doing here? I am with Omoyeme on this one.
  3. Thank you for the clarification. In that context it makes sense. I had only looked at the origins of the IICSA which was apparently prompted by the Jimmy Savile episode. Still wondering about the RCC. I went back and lightly perused the Royal Commision page and failed to pick up on an RCC there.
  4. Please forgive if I missed something, it must be right before my eyes. I thought I have kept up on your posts on this topic but with so many from a single source I may have missed one or two that would answer my questions, I am sorry if that is the case. I need a little clarity here: ARC, the Australian Royal Commission is well known and Anna's comment, as near as I can tell, was solely about the ARC. What is the RCC? What does the IICSA have to do with a comment on the ARC? ARC Australia, IICSA England, Wales? What does the Jimmy Savile have to do with Anna's post? ARC was investigating institutional child sexual abuse, Jimmy Savile was investigated about child abuse in the entertainment industry. I missed the connection somewhere along the line.
  5. I believe he used the big earthquake as the basis for his theory.
  6. Old

    The Royal Wedding

    I heard they saved an empty seat for me sad, my fault, I failed to return my RSVP.
  7. Will a perfect nose need picking?
  8. The first few Star Wars were intellectually challenging, even if only to a small degree. After the third or fourth in the series, I found them to be very disturbing, they were too loud to sleep through.
  9. Actually referring to the topic of this post my first was response is to say NO! Discount that, I guess I will have to dig a little deeper.
  10. Searching, searching, He told them not to drink cow pee? Chapter verse, please.
  11. I think they have already done that and may have found the price to be too high, so now they want to abandon a program already broken.
  12. Brother Yuri, I would suggest you read the pertinent comments. I believe that between my comments and Carlos comments JW2017's questions have been answered.
  13. Old

    Dog Videos

    I get a red screen with the notice this harmful website blocked. Anybody else get this. I hesitate to reduce my filters to let it through.
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

JWTalk 18.5.26 by Robert Angle (changelog)