We attended the Yankee Stadium convention. I mentioned in another post that he stated his calculations were influenced by the onset time for Eve's mentrual cycle. Menstruation was viewed as punishment for the Fall. I was about twelve or thirteen and very embarassed. My guts knew it was wacky. Gratefully, my parents never discussed it nor did the local brothers.
We were so painfully isolated as Witnesses, particularly during years of nationalism. Armageddon seemed more than possible with nuclear war expected by all. Yankee Stadium had the allure of the winning Yankees. I was so young and I still got a buzz of devotion. The local papers used to publish special convention editions, full of photos. I was in one such paper at the age of two. It was my view that these were the same papers the world was reading. I was so thrilled to make banner headlines in the New York Times or Daily News.
This site is nice b/c I have all these memories and, unlike the Beatles or the civil rights movement, there is no one I can share them with around.