On Sat in Kitchener,

by mouthy 30 Replies latest jw friends

  • talesin

    mouthy, you reminded me of one of my favorite poems when you said this:

    But at 84 I can do what I ruddy well like.

    I am trying to have the courage to do it NOW!

    Love you granny ,,, and here's the poem, dedicated to you .... next, a Tommy vid

    Warning - When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

    By Jenny Joseph

    When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple

    with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

    And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

    and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.

    I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired

    and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

    and run my stick along the public railings

    and make up for the sobriety of my youth.

    I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

    and pick the flowers in other people's gardens

    and learn to spit.

    You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

    and eat three pounds of sausages at a go

    or only bread and pickles for a week

    and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

    But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

    and pay our rent and not swear in the street

    and set a good example for the children.

    We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

    But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

    So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

    When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

    This is my favorite Tom Jones song, and I hope you like it ....


    xoxoxo and keep up the good works ...


  • JWinprotest

    That's too bad. This weekend is the DC we were supposed to be at, but we've already decided not to go.

    I would have loved to see you in person, and maybe sneak you a wink when no one was watching. But I just can't bring myself to sitting and listening to drivel for 8 hours and driving an hour and a half to do it, no offence Mouthy...lol!

    Good luck with the protest, I hope you manage to plant many seeds.

  • ziddina

    Hey Mouthy, you go, Grrrrl!!!

  • mouthy

    LOVED SIR TOM Thanks.

    My daughter that is out of the WT Just called & said

    " MUM Your to old to do that"NERVE!!!!
    Loved the poem thanks ......I am just that To all

  • snowbird
    The Bloke I am doing it with.did it last weekend alone.
    He has a sign showing where the Org,used to teach
    that the blacks were going to turn white.Has the Wt date etc
    He said there were many blacks reading the sign .
    Just hope they do research....I remember that when I was IN.
    Then when Micheal Jackson started to be black & white,many were
    so happy it was starting with him LOL.

    May you be blessed, Mouthy.

    I will be praying for the two of you.

    I've made up a chronological chart about those teachings about Blacks turning White.

    When my health is better, I'm going to send it to the Mobile, Alabama, Press-Register.

    How dare they teach such a thing!

    As James Brown used to sing, I'm Black and I'm Proud!!!

    Love you, Mouthy.


  • mouthy

    Love you too Syl

  • mouthy

    Talesin!!!!!!I spent hours listening to all of Tom Jones on the sight you sent

    Not only that one but I pressed on another & anotherTHANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

  • snowbird

    For those interested, this is how my chart will look.

    Watchtower View Of Blacks

    Zion's WT August 01, 1898 - Negro race descended from Ham whose special degradation is mentioned in Genesis 9:22-25

    Zions' WT April 15, 1900 - Watch Tower reading material would be wasted on Black people

    Zion's WT October 01, 1900 - Restitution will change black skin to white

    Zion's WT July 15, 1902 - Black skin is a result of the curse on Ham

    Zion's WT February 15, 1904 - The Black race would reach perfection by turning White

    Zion's WT April 01, 1914 - Restitution will restore the Black race's color to the original - White, of course! Blacks and Whites to be segregated during showing of Photo Drama

    Golden Age (now Awake!) November 30, 1927 - Abolitionists were part of the Devil's plot to disrupt the Union

    Golden Age July 24, 1929 - Black people are a race of servants, and derive joy from serving

    Watchtower February 01, 1952 - Colored race is meek and teachable, and is responsible for increase in WT membership


  • Mary

    Can you possibly post those quotes Snowbird? I knew the one where they said in the Noo System that black people would turn white and what great servants they made, but I wasn't aware of the other assinine comments they had made. Well hon, if it's any consolation, the morons on the 6th Floor that churn this crap out still view women of any colour as being less than a man......

  • snowbird


    I can't recall where I found the November 30, 1927 Golden Age information, but I will search for it and post it later.


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