I owe this one to PalmTree (from an outside conversation):
I had forgotten it, but way back in the late 1960s, when all the "real annointed" were pretty old, and the whole organization seemed to be run by the "Other Sheep" - I think somewhere between 1966 and 1968, I first ran into this term:
"Cracker Eater" - a dispespectful term for the old, presumably senile, truly pre-1935 era JW annointed.
Here is my nearly-forgotten story:
Speaking of the derisive term "cracker-eaters": Way back when I was just a 16 year old kid - 1965/68 or so, we had a new Circuit Overseer. This guy was highly abrasive to everybody in the congregation. We had an old Greek brother who was "annointed". This new CO referred to old Nick as a "cracker eater" several times while we were in the car group out in service - while Nick was at the door and we were in the car. I thought it was a racial/national remark on Nick being Greek, but Marion Dunlap (our congregation asst. overseer, brother of Ed Dunlap from the Ray Franz book) explained to me that it was actually a disrespectful remark on Nick being annointed.
Marion made it a point to tell me two days later that this CO had been called back to his former circuit and was disfellowshipped for immorality with a pioneer girl there. Very eye-opening for a 16 year old kid - but Marion Dunlap was like that...straight, simple, and between the eyes with his actions. The CO guy actually had to cut short his visit to our congregation and Marion had to finish the "CO visit" and do his Saturday Night special meeting.
I was too young and too new in the brainwashing to understand what I had just seen with my own eyes. It was about 1966 or 1967.
"Cracker-Eater" indeed. Nick Fakus was just about one of my favorite old people in that congregation.
When I hear the word Kulture - I release the safety on my Browning.