My prents became winesses when I was very little. I am the youngest of 7 children, born in 1960. I grew up on a farm in upstate NY. I was baptized at 13 because that was what was expected. Married another JW at 18 (he wasn't raised in it) Had my daughter at 20 and my son at 23. Became inactive soon after that,by 1985, my husband also. I've had fairly regular contact with my family over the years, parents and 3 siblings are very active, 2 others are so so. I celebrate birthdays and Christmas which my family knows but chooses to ignore. My daughter is 21 and in college. My son is 18 and just completed basic training for the army, which seems to be a problem for them. How much of a problem remains to be seen.