Here is the thing I am most ashamed of in my life (so far) - I turned my back on my best friend because she left the "truth". My dearest friend in the whole world disassociated herself in the early 1990s. Her name is Betty Dormieux and she is from France. We actually met at a convention in the 1980s in New York and were pen pals through our teenage years. I lived with her and her JW family after graduating from high school, then she got a nanny job and moved to the US for a few years. Then she returned to France and called me up and said wrote a DA letter. It was a real shock at that time, because although we were NO angels - we never discussed NOT being JWs. On top of that, I was newly married and making a weak effort to be the good wife and follow my husband's lead etc. So I told her I couldn't talk to her anymore.
After about 5 years I got a letter from her. My husband and I were faders at this point and I was desperate to talk to her. We wrote on and off for a few years. I haven't heard from her in almost 2 years now - and I can't find her! When I spent time with her in France she and her family owned a pizzaria in Dunkerque. They sold the pizzaria about 15 years ago and moved to South France - I don't know where. Betty lived for some time in St Martine, then moved back to France and the last known address I had for her was in Marseille. Her parent's names are Nicole and Francios and her 2 brothers are Jeramie and Hans.
My letters to her last known address were returned - no longer at this address (took months!). In the international phone directory there are 26 people with the last name Dormieux - I've written them all asking for any information about Betty and have not received a reply. The problem with the whole phone thing is that she had a cell phone, but not a home phone (at least 2 years ago) - and it's not possible to search for cell phone numbers.
Maybe somebody from France knows of her. Or maybe somebody knows of a way to search for her. She is my soul mate - I miss her dearly! Thanks for reading. - R