The WT used to be
rich for the quality of their public speakers, at the top of the ladder were
the DOs motivating the brothers on a weekly basis. Some of them used very
folksy experiences related to the brothers as motivational tools, when you left
the convention those experiences were the talk of the town.
I remember one very well qualified brother serving as DO that was constantly using those sort of experiences as part of his arsenal, at one time he related one about a sister that new that she was going to die soon and while meeting with the family and brothers for final preparations she requested to be buried with a fork in her hand. When she was questioned as to the reason for that she said that she wanted to be ready on the day of the resurrection to eat her favorite cake, since she knew that the best was yet to come.
The speaker related this as a real life experience and by the time that he ended there were no dry eyes in the hall. I left the place swallowing everything that he said, to my surprise later on reading on the net I saw the same experience adjusted to a different set of circumstances and since then I have found it a gillion times.
Here is one version: http://hopeforlife.org/2009/09/save-your-fork/
Have you ever seen a similar situation?