Eliveleth, you asked:
Were you a JW?
Yes; baptised in 1957 at the age of 11. Was a school servant until the elder arrangement came about at which time I was appointed as
an elder in a spanish language cong. Later I attended English languge cong. for my kids benefit, was appointed elder there. Later, went back
to spanish language cong. and was an elder there. Was a PO in both congs. and I can tell you, there is no special power or authority with that
position, you're just a bigger target.
Wife and I quit in 1989. We have been living a quiet and wonderful life. We quit because there is a lot of envy and jealousy there and because
it seems like they're all spying on one another, ready to turn you in. My wife used to get so angry when I would tell her that a the elder meeting
it was brought to my attention that one of my kids was seen singing thanksgiving (or other holiday) songs in school. That used to burn her up.
She would say,"these nosy people ought to mind their own children and business and leave my family be, we don't go around snitching on other
peoples kids, or tell our kids to spy on other witness kids! " She was baptised at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in 1963. We married in 1964 (so young
and naive) but we're still together. She's my best friend. She knows everything there is to know about me and vice-versa.
We just quit and we told all to leave us in peace, alone. We don't bother anyone and we don't want anyone bothering us. We are in peaceful
terms with everyone and they are friendly and respectful with us. Once in while, one will ask when we're coming back. There would have to
be some big,big changes for me to even consider it.
I'm just learning how to get around a computer. I think it's gonna give me ulcers, it makes me so angry. Just kidding about the ulcers,life is
too good for that.