I wrote a letter for closure decades ago. It was addressed to a specific elder at Bethel who knew my father and uncles. No response.
Decades ago I was in touch with JW dissidents through either Regis Philbin's NY local show or the New York Times. It was probably the New York Times. Hey, maybe it was Barbara Anderson. The NY Times religious reporter gave me the dissident's phone number. We spoke for a brief while. I was told that 60 Minutes was preparing an investigative piece. Since I was not at work that day, I called the 60 Minutes producer to ask if it were true. The producer said it was in a preliminary stage. She was waiting for the go ahead to commit more resources. I remarked that my feelings for the WT were a mixture of good and bad, mostly bad. I asked the 60 Minutes reporter if it was ethical for her to share her honed journalistic skills with me as to whether the WT was truly bad. The woman said she wrote to Bethel as a reporter. They need hard sources. All she could get was stamped signature WTBTS. Despite repeated efforts to get an actual name from a lawyer or director, she had no success. She said most places are quite willing to give the press this info.
I said that the stamp showed the culture in a telling way. No individuals. Press as always the enemy.
Eden One, do it for you. There will never be a reply. In fact, you may end up on the street. We are not allowed to think. Your Witness days may end abruptly.