Had a conversation with my JW Mother the other day. She has been baptized for over 50 years. I've been out for 30 years, but because both my Mother and Mother-in-Law are JW's I keep up with all things JW. Generally we don't talk about the cult, but I drop a few negative bombs when I can. During our last conversation I mentioned the selling of properties, magazine printing cutback and suggested that in a few years, there probably won't be any magazines at all.
For the first time, I could feel a hint of discouragement in her voice. She said 'well, I can't afford one of those "machines" (tablet) and can't afford the internet. I actually felt pity for her, and starting thinking of all the old "faithful" Brothers and Sisters that must feel left behind, and the cult doesn't even care. She said in order to get magazines, you have to specially ask for them, making her feel as if it is a burden to provide her with her "spiritual food." My Mother-in-Law is in the same boat. I asked her if they are going to provide free internet at the KH. That is the least they could do - since they are forcing everyone to go paperless. She said, " I don't know, why don't you call and ask for me?"
I generally have a sense of glee when she doesn't have an answer to some of my negative (yet true) comments and tidbits of anti-JW info, but this time, I truly feel bad for her and the 1000's of faithful old ones that are being left behind, as they are no longer "important." That all being said, does anyone know if the KH's have internet, or provide FREE WI-FI?