Yesterday at our thanksgiving dinner I made two announcements, the first one instead
of exchanging gifts among the adults for Xmas why not pool our money and give it to some
charity. Well that didn't pass, they decided to pull names. The second one a family gathering at
the park, invite the JW family members. There are 50 or more on that side.
So the questions that came up, 1) will we eat? You know they will not eat if you are around.
I told them that's why a picnic at the park would be good, you eat when you are ready.
2) are you sure they want run for the hills when you show up?
I said that's the great part about having it at the park, if they all attended there will be over a 100
there and many don't know me..
The key is my JW brother elder, he is the key. If he comes, most would attend. I know it hurts him,
the shunning of me. A few months ago he was visiting my sister and while he was there my sister
minister dropped by. When my brother introduce himself to the minster, he told him I'm the black sheep
of the family. The family today there are 4 brothers and sister still alive, 65 years old to 80 years old.
My baby brother is the only JW, but his family and my family makes up half of the family, all JW's.
We are all getting old and it's a damn shame we don't know one another. I hope we can pull it off.
My daughter-in-law the Mormon...