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About Old

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  • Birthday 10/27/1938

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    Married 56 years
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    Oregon Coast
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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.

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  • 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. *** km 8/03 p. 3 Let Us Keep Our Place of Worship in Good Repair *** Let Us Keep Our Place of Worship in Good Repair "3 A schedule for the weekly cleaning of the Kingdom Hall should be posted on the information board. All book study groups should take turns in cleaning the hall each week, following a list of things to be done. All who are able need to share in the weekly privilege of keeping the Kingdom Hall clean and presentable. With parental supervision, children can be included, thereby teaching them to show appreciation for this privilege. Especially when more than one congregation uses a Kingdom Hall, good cooperation is essential so that caring for this important aspect of our worship does not fall on just a few." I think the emphasis is in making sure the cleaning is done on a weekly basis We post assignments for the month. Each group will have the assignment for after meeting cleaning for one month. With three groups in our congregation that privilege comes around every three months. Deep cleaning is done every week end. The assignment is given to one group for a whole calendar month. Care is taken so no group has the deep or heavy cleaning the same month they have after meeting cleaning. There are 13 groups among the three congregations that meet in our hall so a single group only has this responsibility once every 13 months. The response has been good on the part of the three congregations.
  2. Boy did I get that wrong; Fog Investgation Dispersal Operation. I was about five when they built the runways on a tableland just above my folks Mad River summer cabin.
  3. That airport was constructed by the Navy to test fog dispersant techniques. McKinleyville had two assets for these experments, first it was the foggiest location they could find that was sutible for an airport, the second was the avaiability of natural gas for which Humbolt County was well known. They erected huge gas burners down both sides of the glidepath and the main runway, the name given for this process was FIDO, Fog Investigation And Dispersal system a British inventention. McKinlyville was the only test installtion in the US. It was very impresive at night when th burners were on. It worked but was far to expensive for civlian use.
  4. Gertrude is home and happy, five months and four days from the beginning. Intersting, on her last visit yesterday, the sureon stated that a couple of time he was afraid they had lost her. He said it was the most difficult operatigon for a subdural hematoma that he had performed. I am glad he kept it from us at the time, but it is exactly what the family was feeling. 

    Thanks for kind posts and prayers

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    2. cerebral ecstasy

      cerebral ecstasy

      We have a Gertrude Street here.  I kid not.  Every single time we pass by it, I think of your lovely wife.  ❤️  May you two dance into the new system together. ❤️ 

    3. tekmantwo


      Brother,  I am late getting here but I want to add my feelings in with everybody else. I am happy that you two are home together and safe and sound.. Jehovah has blessed you both, and the rest of us by extension, by giving you this joy of having your dear wife home again.  I am very glad for you both.

    4. Loje


      I was in need of good news tonight!  Gertrude is it.  Chin up, eyes bright and carry on brother!

  5. A couple of pictures from our 59th wedding anniverary. Below the cake our grandson had made for the occasion. The photo is from our wedding, with us cutting the cake. It is the only photo we have, the "professional" photographer dammaged all the other film and lost everything. Below we are cutting the cake. Gertrude is 2 days out of the hospital. Sorry for being so late, I composed the post but forgot to submit it. Gertrude is still in Everett waiting on her final doctors revue scheduled for Tuesday. If everything is copacetic I will be bringing her to our home in Newport on Wednesday, As they say, 'if the good lord is willin' and the creek don't rise.'
  6. Here is a recap of the Vaticn's decision, a bow to Jweish tradition. "Vatican Says No 'Yahweh' In Songs, Prayers At Catholic MassesBy CatholicMusicNetwork.com 8/26/2008 (1 decade ago) Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org) The Vatican has reiterated a directive that the name of God revealed in the tetragrammaton YHWH is not to be pronounced in Catholic liturgy or in music. Catholics at worship should neither sing nor pronounce the name of God as "Yahweh," the Vatican has said, citing the authority of Jewish and Christian practice. Highlights ... The instruction came in a June 29 letter to Catholic bishops conferences around the world from the Vatican's top liturgical body, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, by an explicit "directive" of Pope Benedict XVI. "In recent years, the practice has crept in of pronouncing the God of Israel's proper name," the letter noted, referring to the four-consonant Hebrew Tetragrammaton, YHWH. That name is commonly pronounced as "Yahweh," though other versions include "Jaweh" and "Yehovah." But such pronunciation violates long-standing Jewish tradition, the Vatican reminded bishops. "As an expression of the infinite greatness and majesty of God, (the name) was held to be unpronounceable and hence was replaced during the reading of sacred Scripture by means of the use of an alternate name: 'Adonai,' which means 'Lord,'" the Congregation said. That practice continued with Christianity, the letter explained, recalling the "church's tradition, from the beginning, that the sacred Tetragrammaton was never pronounced in the Christian context nor translated into any of the languages into which the Bible was translated." Invoking a Vatican document from 2001, the Congregation reminded bishops that the name "Yahweh" in Catholic worship should be replaced by the Latin "Dominus" (Lord) or a word "equivalent in meaning" in the local language. The Vatican's move will require changes in a number of hymns and prayers currently used in American churches, but not to the Mass itself, said the U.S. bishops' top liturgical official. " ---
  7. Old

    A good joke

    Can he take it back?
  8. Topic: "Does anyone know how our Hebrew speaking brothers and sisters pronounce God’s name?" I am sure it is with great respect.
  9. Soure please, I am already upset, perhaps vomiting may help.
  10. Gertrude is home.

    I have been too exhausted to post. We brought Gertrude home to Leslie's two days ago. They had for wait for her blood pressure to stabilize between 140 over__ to less than 180 over -- anything lower than 135 and she would lose her speech. Anthing over and they were worrie about a stroke. Some thing to do with blood vessels shrinking in size due to brain injury. Her blood press should return to normal in a couple of weeks and she will be able to return to Newport.

    Today is our 59th wedding aniversary. Leslie and I are preparing a low key party for this evening.

    Four difficult months: Shingles causing loss of leg control, a minor fall, bleeding on the brain, two brain surgeries, two ambulance trips, 15 days in ICU. We hope it is over.


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    2. hatcheckgirl


      The best is yet to come, Jerry!!  Hang in there, and much love to both of you.  Give Gertrude a gentle squeezy hug from us here :squeeze:

    3. Brenda


      Glad to hear Gertrude is doing much better.  I understand your exhaustion, get some rest...and you two have a wonderful 59th anniversary.

    4. Katty


      Awww. Glad to hear she's home. I hope it stays stable. Happy anniversary. I hope you guys have a nice celebration. 

  11. Is that a nice airplane or what?
  12. Use Iphone, maps, type where you want go in search window and find it, hit directions and push go.Gives main route plus alternates.
  13. That is the way I am about salmon. Brothers prepare it as a treat. Oom good! I was raised on salmon, smoke salmon, fried salmon, baked salmon, creamed salmon on rice, potatoes or toast, salmon patties, salmon sandwiches, salmon filets, salmon loaf, salmon steaks, no grilled salmon, we didn't own a grille, but a lot of canned salmon. I still like salmon just as I like hamburger, which we ate when we didn't have salmon or were out of albcore. Now a grilled hamburger, that is a treat.
  14. Sorry I mis-interpreted your ORIGNAL POST! Sorry I cannot respond in like, I am out of town and my laptop will not bold or increase the font size! Did you mention you acessed everything through wifi?
  15. I am not aware that phone use affects data. Doesn't data usage only keep track of inernet use? Someone correct me if I am in error.

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