You did notice the question mark?
Yes, that is why I asked for further information and you kindly gave it!
An active JW said they had been told Alex The Doc had his own church,another told me that he had joined another church, I can imagine he would be quite prominent even if it wasn't entirely his.He was a good orator and an even better drinker plus I heard he loves cigars , good taste! All this is good old gossip of course ,we should have a local needs post about it!!
Alex used to be a good friend, though we lost track of each other a long while ago. I have hard time imagining him with his 'own church', though he was a very able Biblical scholar and was one of the first to sow seeds of doubt in my head in the latish 70's.
I imagined that given his streak of Scottish cynicism he would have grown out of religion by now.
Someone mentioned Danny Owens. He always reminded me of those little middle aged women who fill the Kingdom Halls wearing their see-through plastic babushka's and cream raincoats. It would not have surprised me in the least to see him turn up for Field Service dressed in a cream Macintosh, plastic babushka plastered on his head and wearing the most luminous red lipstick outside of a whorehouse.
Wilf Gregory was not happy unless he was annoying everybody by trying out lessons from his 'Joe Stalin For Dummies' book. Small man syndrome I suppose, but I actually liked him. In his own explosive way he was at least non-political.
Anybody remember ? ? Merry? Certainly one of the homliest men ever squeezed out of a womb and whose face could certainly have hung on the parapet of Notre Dame. A cold fish to boot. If his foot caught fire I swear he would have said a prayer before dousing it. His wife was as handsome as he was plain. It was one of lifes injustices.
I recall being on FS with him when he spotted a person sitting in their car which they could not start. He had a streak of kindness obviously, and without hesitation he put down his briefcase and told the man that he would push the car. He signalled for me to help, but I thought, 'blow that for a lark, it's raining' and I ignored him. He was so skinny I thought he would not survive the experience. Anyway, as he pushed the car the engine ignited and the car took off at a good rate of knots. As he was pushing almost horizontally at the time there was only one place for Merry to fall, and that was into a deep and muddy puddle....face first..lol.