I was one of those 'abandoned' refugees.
I had recently been reinstated and was searching for anything that I could find that would be Jehovah centric and upbuilding and educational.
I joined several different forums, the Yahoo 'Religion' forum was interesting but had too many apostates attacking the Witnesses so, while fun, it also wasnt good association.
I joined the original JWTalks, which was a repository of JW talks and other various recordings.
That was a pretty nice place to listen to the recorded assembly or convention parts, I liked that. When that forum broke up it caught me by surprise.
One day, being not too good at computers and not knowing how to save a site link, I would just search 'jwtalks', I got Bobs site instead of Steves.
I joined....and, as they say, the rest is history.
I remember with fondness all the early members. I miss the ones that are gone, I enjoy all of you that are here....and, just in case I haven't said it in a while;
I love this place!
Thanks to Bob and all the rest of you that make this house what it is, a nice warm and cozy refuge in a world gone bad...
I look forward to meeting all of you someday....