I went to a memorial one time with a friend of mine. No one in the memorial was smiling, or showed any signs of joy. It seemed that everyone was simply going through the motions of passing the bread and the wine. And the format was much the same as was stated in earlier posts. The elder giving the talk said something like, "Jehova did not intend all to partake. Only those that he deems worthy. Those that do partake who are not of the chosen 144,000 will surely be punished..."Sounds like ALL JW meetings not just the Memorial.