Some of the local Witnesses have been by, periodically, to check on us and say that they miss us. I consider that a decent thing to do since they figure that we're going to die any day now from the loving god. Some have been elders, who have to always stay distant so that they don't somehow get contaminated by being too nice to us.
But when two elders want to come, it seems to be a different thing. If my wife wanted it, I would have been fine and made an appointment. She didn't though and when I cancelled the appointment I noticed that the brother said that maybe the two elders could just meet with me and leave my wife out of it.
I have no problem with either of these guys as people. I plan on stopping by each of their homes individually to just visit and nurture the friendship that has been there for many years. But I get the feeling that there's something else going on and that nurturing is not on their agenda.