Jehovah's Witnesses and the Picnic Extinction
The more I read your postings, the more I realize that we have so much in common. I lived in southern California during the 60's and 70's. I wish we could have met up when you lived in Redondo Beach. I lived in Whittier, just a short drive down the 91 freeway. I spent a good deal of my 'non-jw' time surfing. Huntington Beach and south were my favorite spots. Surfed Manhattan Beach a few times. What brought you to southern California?
For me, the 70's and early 80's were halcyon days of yore. The best times of my life.
I loved the Comedy and Magic Club (in Hermosa Beach, I seem to recall) where I saw an upcoming comedian named Jerry Seinfeld. Then, the Lighthouse Jazz Cafe' (recently seen in LaLa Land.)
Dinner at Pancho and Wong's or Orville and Wilbur's restaurant was heavenly.
I've regretted every minute away since 1983.
From about 1974 till 1978 my family attended the Kingdom Hall 2102 Aviation Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Only the first year and a half did I sporadically attend.
I was busy pursuing my life's dream of being an artist.
It was from that congregation I was DF'D. Ah, nostalgia.