Good Experiences as a Jehovah's Witness

by minimus 49 Replies latest jw friends

  • Big Tex
    Big Tex
    That's a good start. There must be some good adult memories too, right?

    Oh you want ADULT memories. Oh sure, I can help you there. Well I met Nina when we were both pioneering, and of course being young and in love and full of hormones we enjoyed each other's company very much. Well once in the park, I reached down and gently stroked her [deleted].

    [edited by onacruse 21/8/03]

  • proplog2

    My memories of JW's in the past are too wrapped up in the optimism intrinsic to childhood to be truly objective. My parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins were alive and were never going to die. The way things turned out I can see why so many have left.

  • undercover

    I had pleasant and happy experiences as well as the bad experiences growing up. Congregation picnics(several a year) were always well attended and everyone enjoyed it and we got to know each other outside of "he's such a good speaker" or "they have a wonderful presentation at the door".

    As an adult the good times were there but it wasn't service relater or congregation related. It was the friendships built up with others and the vacations and trips that we took together.

    It's hard to try to give a good experience as a Witness in that now we know that we were fooled, any good experiences in field service at the door embarrass us now. Any advise we gave to others was based on what the WTS said and would probably embarrass us now also. I do remember helping some of the elderly in repairs on their homes and cars. That is about the best I come up with right now.

  • Winston Smith :>D
    Winston Smith :>D

    Wow Big Tex, I got to read your & Nina’s escapade before it was deleted by onacruse.

    You’re quite the coordinated fellow, aren’t you?

    I bet you’d make a good drummer.


  • Undecided

    I've had a lot of good times when I was a witness. Most all of the memories relate to people I knew and things not relating to the borg. We went out to movies, ate at resturants, had get togethers and the things that normal people do. Even the time in fieldservice out in the country when we mostly sat in the car and talked was fun at times. Working in Patrick county in Va was a great experience. We went down roads and saw places we would never have seen if we weren't directed by the borg. to not miss any sheep and when it came time to eat we would have a ball at some picnic table in a park somewhere. I got to travel to assemblies, otherwise I would never have gone to those cities and we had so much fun. At the assemblies we met some very pretty girls and sat in the top of the stadium and talked during some of the lectures. For a southern country boy this was heaven.

    Ken P.

  • minimus

    onacruse, why don't you just mind your own damn business?......Now,we'll never know!

  • waiting

    Oh yeah........I have good memories TOO. That's part of life, being able to pick out good things to remember along with the bad.

    We were out in service in a really rural area in SC. It had rained, and the sis' vehicle got stuck in the sandy mud. There were 4 others of us - all sisters. We got out ankle deep in sand/mud and pushed.....and pushed.....and pushed.

    FINALLY! The vehicle waddled forward.........spraying us all over with same sandy/mud. We just looked at each other and started laughing hysterically. The sis got out of the car and we threatened to sandball her so that she'd look like us.

    Sandy mud, btw., dries off for the most part - and the most part can be brushed off, which we did. We then retired to McDonald's.

    I remember the picnics (as a young adult thank you very much) I LOVED the picnics! We got to know such a broad range of people, lots of good food, games & people.

    We played a card game (Euchre sp? - sounds like U-ker) in Indiana. Had whole get togethers of the game and food. Much laughing and fun - as long as we didn't take it too seriously.

    Anybody remember the infamous Spoons game?????? Elders shut that one down........but it was great fun while it lasted!


  • obiwan

    Sorry minimus, I have no good memories as an adult. The only good memories are a quick build when I was 13, and any chance I could get to work with my father at conventions

  • minimus

    Waiting, Getting mud all over me would SUCK! That would be a rotten experience to me. In the last decade or so, the Society has discouraged these "congregation picnics". You know, who's going to do the inviting, what if a bad associate or "marked" one came by? what if the the crowd is uncontrollable? ...blah, blah, blah

  • Latin assassin from Manhattan
    Latin assassin from Manhattan

    I remember when I was about 18, I used to go out with two JW girls who were also sisters (as in related). It was the best!

    We used to go the Village for drinks with their gay brother. While he was talking to the older sister (the one I was supposed to be in a 'relationship' with), I would escort the other sister (man was she hot!) to the bathroom. We'd come out a half hour later as if nothing happened. Sure enough, by the time I got back, the older sister was tanked on vodka and ready for her turn! Their brother could've cared less since he was out on a manhunt anyway. I didn't have a drivers license at the time so they would drive me home afterwards. And there I was, stuck in the backseat between two drunk hotties - ahhhh those were the days.

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