Thought I had several until I got weak and was df'd in 1985, then realized I only had one and she passed away in 1986, she was a pioneer and was killed in a car accident while in field service. I was reinstated by then and had been down to see her a couple of months before she died. The strange thing is that the last time I saw her, we couldn't let go of each other to say goodbye, we kept hugging and telling each other "I love you". Understandably, it was quite devastating when I found out she was killed.
When I was crying at our hall when they announced her funeral arrangements, one sister who I thought was my friend came up to me and said "Well, at least you got to see her before she died, you could have still been disfellowshipped." Another so-called friend said that maybe Jehovah took her because she was maybe secretly doing something wrong. My dear friend who died was the only true witness friend I ever had.
My best friend who has stuck by me through everything now for 12 years, she is the girl the elders told me to stay away from because she was a worldly person. Funny thing is she is a more moral, kind person than most of the witnesses I have ever known. Glad I didn't let the elders interfere in our friendship. I could not ask for a better friend.
NOTE TO LEN aka PIGLIPS, IF YOU ARE ON ARE THIS BOARD, PLEASE CONTACT ME... You will remember me, Shelly and I were like sisters and you came out and put out the grassfire in my front yard, remember?