Leaving_Quietly I do not remember the 1975 magazine you are referencing.
(1) W75 means The Watchtower 1975. OK. No problem there.
(2) 11/8 means November 8th... AWAKE NOT Watchtower.
(3) Article entitled 'How To Make Retirement Rewarding'????????
I hope Blondie or someone else can verify this article.
If it was in a Nov 8, 1975 Awake, it sure went past my eyes and many other's without a blip on the horizon.
The Big "A" was preached about and EXPECTED during the Fall of 1975. The magazines are written up, and printed SEVERAL MONTHS before their posted date.
So in all parts of the world, there were new and old timer's believing the Big "A" was coming from what they heard from the platform before 1975 ended, and you are telling me that the Writing Committee in Brooklyn... already had their 'next thing' going. Oops, we goofed, again. Armageddon did not come so you had better start planning your life out different and plan for your future retirement???
I do believe a lot of people did not receive that office 'memo'.
Can someone cross reference this to make sure this is an original Awake mag, not an article in a Bound Volumn that got changed?
Thank you very much.