Just signed up and wanted to introduce myself.
I had 1 x-mas and 1 birthday before both my parents joined the JW's around 1966 or 67 being 1 year old I don't remember them (the holidays), to this day holidays are nothing to me (thanks JW's). I never really believed the Bible or JW literature. My parents literally had to drag me to meetings and FS, until about 16 yrs of age when I finally just wouldn't go anymore. In the 5th grade I actually thought about baptism, and being a missionary in some exotic island on the other side of the world, this was around 1975 and looking back now was probably brought on by all the hype for 75, I quickly lost the desire to be a missionary, but not the desire to travel, at age 20, in 1985 I joined the U.S. Navy, retired in 2005, now living in the Philippines. Both parents are still active JW's, and one of my 2 siblings is active.
Don't know why, but about a year ago I decided to look up something about JW's and found Cedar's site which led me here, this is by far my favorite site, thanks to all who post your stories and experiences for the betterment of others. I hope I am able to contribute thoughtfully to the discussion.
Will write later about my pops, his 3 favorite subjects in order, guns, booze, JW stuff.
I am from Piqua, Ohio (30 miles north of Dayton) Been living in Olongapo Philippines since 2007.
That's it for now
P.S. I have been told I have an odd sense of humor, and can be extremely sarcastic, you have been warned!