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About Old

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    XXIVDCI
  • Birthday 10/27/1938

Personal Details

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  • 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. You cannot have a private (limited audience) wedding in a Kingdom Hall as weddings are considered a public meeting, open to all. Even a DFd person can attend the wedding ceremony in the KH, but should/would be excluded from joining a reception party of witnesses. Wedding in a private setting are ocassionly preferred. I officiated a wedding on a lake cruise ship. It was RSVP.
  2. "How do your food choices impact on the environment?" We live next the Pacific Ocean. It is sad to see the amount of palstic washed up on the beach. Much of it is hard to avoid, such as fishing bouys, net floats, sometimes damages and torn nets. Styrfoam dock floats that wash out to sea when rivers flood and break up in to fragments are likewise not totally avoidable. But the most obscene are the number of styrene cups , plastic straws, eating utensils, plastic water bottles, plastic bags, tires and now K-cups. One would think that short of a picnic in a high wind that most of this trash could be kept out of the ocean. Who throws trash into the ocean on purpose. I am sure we don't. Short of getting involved in the Save the Earth groups, I hope it is the little things that count. We make every effort to recycle all we can. Where we live Recycle is limited due to isolation from major recycling centers. We can recycle clean paper, clean cans and only one type of plastc container, we have to read the little number stamped in to the bottom of every plastic container we recycle, and no glass. We can recycle plastic bags through our local market. The local deposit on beverage container is high enough that about 90% get returned for their $0.10 deposit. So now I am down to one tiny thing more I can do, that involves K-cups, a needless but convienient way to enjoy coffee. K-cups are almost indestructable. Only one company in the US markets biodegradable K-cups. In my opinion the coffee brewed with this product is not quite as good as the major K-cup providers, but I sacrifice a little bit of flavor for a little clearer conscience. My wife uses the other brand therefore I increase my coffee intake to balance her K-cup abuse.
  3. I have no problem with the 737max, I have no problem with Airbus, I do have a problem with pilot training that does not teach the first commandment of flight. FLY THE AIRPLANE! There is a reason why the the plane keeps nosing down, something is moving the trimming device. 'Hey guys look at you trim wheel it is spinning like mad the wrong direction.' How to stop it? Grab it, it stops. Not by continually pulling back on the control yoke, The circuit breakers are right below the trim wheels for obvious reasons, flip the breaker off, FLY THE AIRPLANE! Trim wheels on the 737 are maybe 10 to 12 inches in diameter located beside the pilot and fist officers knee, there are two of them, each black wheel has a large white section on the rim to make it obvious that is is spinning, that is the main safety feature. The one Boeing only installed on request was a warning light on the instrument panel that basicaly said look down trim needs attention. Here is a real life example of a failure to fly the airplane: A student pilot in our club was on his first cross country (a requirement). on a 40 mile leg, North Bent to Florence, Oregon, he felt the plane trying to descend, so he cranked in nose up trim, the pressure to descend seemed to be increasing so he gave it more nose up trim and the plane descends even steeper, so more nose up trim. He he now struggled with the controls and his arms were getting tired from pulling the nose up. For the last time he cranked the trim to the full nose up stop. At full power and full trim up he couldn't hold the plane up and the same thing happened as in the two 737MAX accidents, he crashed. Amazingly he clipped the top of a sand dune destroying the plane but surrvive realatively intact. How long did this take? About four minutes. His problem? He was cranking nose down trim, not nose up trim and he failed to look at the trim indicator. Thankfully he gave up flying and our club took a beating on the insurance that put us out of business. Here is someone that knows what he is talking about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgkmJ1U2M_Q&app=desktop
  4. My Mother told me that if I didn't quit picking my nose I would look like the Sphinx. Short of my wearing glasses I think she may have been right.
  5. I resolved that problem years ago, the See Food Diet, see food, eat it!
  6. For many, many years that was the evil slave class and then we found out there was no evil slave class, now they are just the pain in the neck class.
  7. Good to know, I have been using Pledge, sometimes hard to wipe off the screen.
  8. For may beer is an aquired taste. At one time my landlord, a brother came by for tacos. I served home brew. He was most discusted with the aroma and flavor. He came back several times for tacos. Later he invited us to his house for tacos and insisted we bring some home brew as he had come to like it. By todays standards it was rather bad home brew as all we had for yeast was bread yeast. Later on I improved my beer a great deal and finally desisted from making homebrew as everyone wanted some. Anyone for a Lytleheiser?
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. "... 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. I misread this as soap, gave it all new meaning. (Need to find my glasses.)
  15. 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!
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