Add this to the audio archives. Sundown on Sept 5, 1975
Jehovah's Witnesses Believe It or Not- Weird & Wacky Museum
Charles Taze Russell's pyramid grave marker.
Yes.....if you are a JW lurker you can believe what you are seeing. Pastor Russell the 1st President of the Watchtower Society was into pyramidology, and has an actual pyramid as a grave marker. Weird & wacky from the founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses religion where even owning a wind-chime can be considered a sin.
One thing that I thought was very weird & sort of 'school girlish'
was a small (6''x 8''approx) autograph book. Most older sisters
seemed to carry them in their bookbag.
They were printed for recording... birthdays, special dates, poems,
addresses, and most had a friend's note scrawled across the page ...
"Roses are red, and violets are blue. Honey is sweet and so are you"
This was before my time ... so probably in the 20's - 30's.
Shows that jws were a bit more personally connected in those days!
I'd put in the old wall sized chart plan of the ages...
along with a copy of william millers so the visitors could see how both groups are of the same blood.
Hmm, just googled that address book & it looks like it is
older than I thought!
G.W.Siebert: My friends, Their Birthdays and autographs, 1907
Anyone on here who still has one laying around?
a troll doll or garden gnome encased in bullet proof glass with dried blood on its mouth from after biting my friends jw mom.
My apologies to the op for going slightly off topic , "Roses are red, and violets are blue. Honey is sweet and so are you"
A radio Icon in Australia by name of Jack Davey once introduced / or concluded I can`t remember which , a variation of that phrase on national radio.Melbourne, thats where I heard it live . I was a teenager then .
" Roses are red and ready to pluck and girls of sixteen are ready to ....." Hi, Ho ,everbody " his standard catchcry
It did cause a bit of an uproar at the time
Beth Sarim- The House of Princes
Beth Sarim (Hebrew for ' House of the Princes ?) was a ten-bedroom mansion in San Diego, California, constructed by the Watchtower Society in 1929 in anticipation of various resurrected Old Testament biblical patriarchs or prophets such as Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah and Samuel. It was maintained by the Watchtower Society, the parent organization of the Jehovah's Witnesses religion, and was also used as a winter home and executive office for Watchower Society president Joseph Franklin Rutherford.
So let me get this right.......The WTS actually believed that biblical characters like Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah and Samuel, were going to be raised from the dead where they had been buried in their bible lands, then get themselves a passport to come live with 'Judge' Rutherford in his San Diego, California mansion to help oversee the work of the Watchtower Society? This is beyond Wierd & Wacky.....this is Bat-Shit Crazy level.
A bag of Miracle Wheat
The May 15th, 1984 Watchtower. (1914, The Generation That Will Not Pass Away).