Earlier this evening I opened a box of my belongings which I knew contained some old photographs as I'd like to get all my old photos scanned into a digital format. Anyhoo, at the bottom of the box was a smaller box bearing some memories from my last year or two as a J-Dub. I'll list what I found:
1998 & 1999 DC lapel badges
Sept 1999 OKM (probably the last one I ever received)
A very cute handwritten card from a little boy (approx 5 or 6 years old) at the KH whom I babysat on one occasion
An 8-page body special of spot-reducing exercises from ME magazine entitled "lose it from where you want to" - I was paranoid after a particularly tactless stick-thin sister made a very hurtful comment about my physique.
1st page draft of the break-up letter I sent to my JW boyfriend. I was quite impressed with how mature and diplomatic it was considering I was 18 at the time (he was 20 BTW if you're curious).
A letter and postcard from my best JW friend in a neighbouring congregation - I will transcribe this into a separate post as it makes for a fantastic insight into the mind and social/dating lives of young JW sisters during the late 90's.
A spiral bound notebook with only a few pages remaining (must've torn out all meeting notes for somebody) these are mostly of doodles and little games I'd do during the meeting to keep a very young JW relative from talking/fidgeting during meetings. On one page is a note that was passed between me and my brother...
Mummatron: "XXX, stop talking to YYYYYY [very young relative] and stop playing with your watch."
XXX (Mummatron's little brother aged 11): "why dont you Mummatron Just Shutyp [sic]."
Hard cover notebook of notes from the DC where I was baptised, including detailed notes of the baptism talk. It is sickening. Reading it now after 13 years have passed, just over 10 out of the cult, it's so obviously brainwashing. I WILL transcribe and post separately when I get a chance...