Armageddon Okies - part I Pretty True Stories by Gary Busselman
#4 Letter from Home - New Kingdom Hall
Well, do we ever have exciting news this week. We are going to be building a new Kingdom Hall up here. We think we can do most of the work ourselves. Some of the newer ones are really excited about it. Maw was kind of against it at first until she heard that there would be inside toilets. Several of the single sisters aren't too happy about it. Sister Neew especially has been sore since that last elders meeting. We decided to cut the lumber ourselves on Mel's buzz saw. Bubba's out in the shed welding a trailer hitch on the Lincoln right now.
Sunday night we went over to Clinton to see brother Widely's slides of their trip to the New York assembly. Boy was that something! All those tents! Afterwards instead of a speaker we listened to phonograph records of Judge Rutherford's talk, Religion! What a guy! You can sure tell he's a Judge. On the way home Bubba missed the county line correction curve again.
Yesterday Maw sure got a surprise. When she went to call the dogs off the meter reader she noticed that one of them isn't a dog. It's a pig. He's been with those dogs for so long that he thinks he's a dog. Even sleeps in the dog-house. Now what sister Billows was saying makes more sense.
Bubba has come up with a way to pioneer and work full time. On his magazine route he noticed that some days he almost followed the garbage truck so he applied for the job of driver and got it. Every third week he will have to fill in on the septic pumping truck but he says that won't be a problem. He says he doesn't mind working in the rich neighborhoods. Now he just picks up the garbage and leaves the magazines in one trip and gets paid for it while he counts time. He's really happy. Yesterday he got in 16 hours.
Well, I've got to go, sis has a new boyfriend, widow Loyal's third son, Ben, from her fourth husband, Hazz-Ben. He just got out of prison again. I think he'll look better when his hair grown back out a little. He meets with the draft board again next Thursday. Boy, this persecution is really getting bad. I told her that he could work with me and little Mike until his trial. It's amazing how much people change in 5 years isn't it? I just heard the Lincoln start up, those straight pipes sound nice, so I guess Bubba's got the trailer all hooked up and ready to give us a test ride. I told him to take about half of those rocks out of the trunk to allow for the weight of me and Maw in the trailer. I hope he doesn't take the creek road again like he did last time. If he does, I hope he ties the lawn chairs down better this time. Maw hates walking after dark.
Love from all, write when you get time.
PS: We put LeRoy on the bus to spend two weeks with you yesterday. Hope this letter beats him there.
Gary Busselmans tales of a backwoods JW family are legendary.
You'll find them and a huge amount of JW info links etc... at Randy watters site: http://www.freeminds.org/index.html
List of stories with direct links:
1. Runnin with the Dogs
2. A Good Day In Service
3. Dadburned Critters!
4. New Kingdom Hall
5. Diggin the Well
6. Chicken Pluckin and Kittenball
7. Don't Mess with the TRUTH
8. They Just Don't Seem to Grow Up Right
9. Gettin' Things In Shape
10. Your Inheritance
11. Hope We Don't Have Cars in the New System
12. High Creek Dirt Dam Busted
13. Half Way Hallie and Bear Creek Blues
14. Assembly #1
15. Assembly #2
16. Assembly #3
17. Assembly #4
18. Assembly #5
19. Assembly #6 (Orange Blossoms and the Monkey Moon)
20. Weasels and Girl Boats
21. Hi Times and the Brooder House Fox
22. Suzy Que and the Flyin' O
23. Leroy's Great Dream
24. The Patch and the Birdbath Baptism
25. Chuck 'n Farley n' Elderberry Wine
26. Leroy Is Anointed
Letter to Governing Body re: "Leroy"New Things Returned27. Why 1914? and the prune week28. Tape Worms and the Pop-Corn Diet29. Pay Attention and Sister Baad
30. The Pumpkin Caper and the Pagan Mouse31. The Pagan Icon32. Indoor Outhouses and Vindication33. New Publication List 34. Gypsy Fires and Trustin Friends35. Special Needs Meeting 36. Spooks37. Pagan Pictures and the Walkman38. Deemins In the Attic 39. Hoe Hoe the Garden40. Are They Pure Christians?
41. Pork Rib Feed NEW 2/6/06