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Joan Kennedy

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  1. 1942 New World. However I wasn’t baptized at the convention. Was baptized in a cow trough on a sister’s farm. I did attend (and remember) the convention. The main talk was delivered by Br. Knorr via telephone tie-in in Seattle and created quite a stir.
  2. Jehovah’s witnesses in years past have written to Nazi Germany, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Malawi, Liberia, Haiti, Dominican Republic oppressive governments and dictators to name a few. I have personally participated in many such letter writing campaigns. Feel free to write letters of encouragement to those imprisoned in Eritrea. Their names and locations are available on JW.org
  3. Also there were 175,000 fellow worshippers threatened with imprisonment. In the past, fellow worshippers have written to despots and dictatorial governments in behalf of their brothers and sisters. Happy to do so.
  4. I met Br. Covington when he came out to Seattle in 1958 to argue a brother’s draft case before the federal court. My husband had been fighting his draft case since the early fifties, and he expected a trial soon. Since my husband and the brother being represented by Br Covington had the same local attorney, I was introduced to Br Covington. He was very kind and encouraging to me, and I will always remember that encounter. He later wrote my husband, giving him advice on how to proceed with his expected trial. As it turned out, the brother lost his case and was sentenced to McNeil penitentiary, while the Justice Department later decided they wouldn’t win my husband’s case. The local draft board didn’t give up, and he fought the draft until 1967 during the Vietnam war. I’ve often wondered how our younger brothers here would have handled the intense pressure by the authorities and incarceration if the draft had continued to this date.
  5. He, along with several other old timers, was on the Arosa Star in 1955, from Quebec City to England. He wasn’t married at the time but Edith was on board along with her sister. That trip across the Atlantic was a wonderful five day educational convention complete with talks, practical travel tips, and even music with dancing. It had a indelible impression on a 20 yr old wife and her 22 yr old husband.
  6. Usually there are opportunities to visit other residents in the nursing home with a cheerful smile, upbuilding comment or scripture if you are “time conscious” while visiting the JW.
  7. We even had "goodie afternoon" after our afternoon book study at the KH. Funny thing that happened one time: The Spanish CO was visiting the Spanish congregation and happened to stop by after the book study - just in time for "goodie time". He thought it was a wonderful (and at the KH).
  8. Thank you so much for doing this for us year after year, plus the meeting information. It is greatly appreciated. Have just printed out two - one for my 85 yr old fleshly sister, and another one for a 78 year old sister. Neither of these dear sisters are adept at using their tablets to take notes, and they love the lines!!
  9. Better not go 26 mph in a 25 mph zone or will be bringing reproach on Jehovah and his organization.
  10. Don’t see the Children book picture, which incidentally really wasn’t for children
  11. It is beautiful but we had about 3” starting late yesterday afternoon, resulting in the cancellation of our weekend meeting. Too many hills and inexperienced drivers. Where I live, we know how to drive in rain but not snow.

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