Gumby your funny!
I got baptized when I was 18, right out of high school, because I wasn't ready to face being on my own, and the only way I could live at home was to be a baptized Witness. 6 Years later, after much anguish, I finally got the strenght to move out, a couple of months later I quit going ot meetings. My immediate family still talks to me, but most of my extended family only talk to me at family gatherings. I celebrate holidays and my parents and siblings know that, but it still makes things tense. I think most JW parents will do anything they can not to shun their kids.