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About Old

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    XXIVDCI
  • 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. I wonder if this is covered by the instruction that meetings should not be made avaiable to wide audiences on the internet. This includes indiscriminate distribution of recorded meetings.
  2. Current instructions make the point that "it is not neccessary to monitor who has access to congregation meetings." This takes it out of the "top secret" category. Would this indicate that publishers passing the conferencing number by word of mouth is acceptable, no longer only given out by solely by elders?
  3. "... withstood only two hours of torture..." I think we should limit our commenting on this avenue to those that have withstood two hours of torture, ... anyone?
  4. I fear heights. Different circumstances agravate that fear. Really tall ladders 24' plus bring out that fear, if I have a secure structure in front ome I can contain that fear. Working high-rise construction is ok if I have a harness and face the structure, I avoid looking down. The edge of the Grand Canyon terrifies me. Now that being said I have little fear of heights while in an airplane large or small, having held a pilots license for 50 years (currently very in-active.) The only time my fear of heights has bothered me while strapped in a plane seat is once when I decided to see how high I could go in a Piper Cub. At 13,000 feet there was little apparent movement, the nose was slightly up and I was irrationally overcome witth a fear of falling, I put the nose down and went home. On the other hand stepping off a 300 ft cliff underneath a hang glider did not bother me at all.
  5. Anybody try racoon stew? I never ate it but when or neighbors would cook it it was er... to be polite, I would say the odor made me wonder if the cleaned before they stewed it. Something like two pounds of chitlins to one pound of racoon.
  6. I misread this as soap, gave it all new meaning. (Need to find my glasses.)
  7. If they bled it I would eat it. Horse is good! The following is off topic but with mention of my Prineville days it came to mind so I will share it. The high desert around Prineville was open range. My father in law had a 12,000 acre ranch and ran about 500 head of cattle. Because it was open range the cattle tended to get mixed up. Come roundup and branding time some of the neighbors doggies would get corraled by mistake. Often time neighborring ranchers would assist each other in this seperating and gathering up the calves. This round up and branding was quite an event and would be followed a big barbeque. One of the neighbors was enjoying the barbeque and bragged that in his 50 years on the Crooked River he had never eaten his own beef, to which my father in law growled "Well your eating it now, so shutup!" At least it wasn't horse!
  8. Horse Heaven is a ghost town in Jefferson County in the U.S. state of Oregon. The settlement, which had a post office from 1938 to 1946, is 46 miles east of Madras and 18 miles east of Ashwood. Wikipedia When I was a pioneer we would do an overnight camping trip to work Horse Heaven and surrounding territory. Starting out near Mitchel, going past the Painted Hills fording the John Day river on a state HWY no less, then up to Horse Heaven and camp out. The next day we would work our way down to Ashwood, then to Hay Creek and finally come back to civilization near Madras OR. Yes, I am a firm believer in Horse Heaven.
  9. I do know there is a Horse Heaven and you can't convince me otherwise. Often a topic when I was a pioneer.
  10. Cheer up brother, it only gets worse. Barring the end of this system you will someday look back at 40+ and think "Those were the days...". Spoken by someone that has doubled 40+.
  11. After the surface is satisfactory a good fo painter can match the wood and grain. Small areas are easy.
  12. One thing I really like about Q-Verse was the search engine. It would locate any word in any publication except for words like 'the , and, is, too,to', which were excluded by choice. The search engine in WTLibrary has a specific list of words that it will seach, if you search for a word not already on the list it will not locate it even though it might be in a publication that and you are trying to find it again.
  13. Google Chrome translates it, on my PC it asks me if I want to rever to Russian. Anybody have success running Chorme in IOS?
  14. There is nothing new under the Sun, I have used this method to put all the scriptures in one place. It is a feature of the oldest WTLibrary that I have. Note: if a scripture reference is broken at the end of a line in the outline or article, it will not register. For all of us that I finding the feature after the fact it gives good arguement that WE DON'T LIKE TO READ DIRECTIONS. Instructions are under Help in WTLibray (F1) It will work with any text that you put in the clipboard. SEE: Advanced Exercises #s 9 through 15.
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