A childhood friend of mine committed suicide when she was around 25. She grew up a JW with us...had a younger brother too. Her suicide was a brutal thing, whispered about and talked about in hushed tones. Since fading I had not kept in touch, and found out about her passing at my little cousin's wedding. I remembered she had a little brother, and found him on facebook. Oh poor little brother... he was so broken after all this. I saw he posted about his sister's suicide on JWR, and it was even more brutal than the rumors. Sometimes I think of this guy, and his sister, whose names I of course will not mention. I think of these two when someone tries to reassure me that JWs aren't harmful. This poor girl got disfellowshipped at a very young age, and it broke her. She had no one.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
Does anyone remember Jerome Griff from the old JWR.com forum? Can't remember his user name. He was from Nova Scotia Canada and lived in Toronto. He was not only a gentle soul with a lot of great information, he was also a terrific tech whizz if any of us tech dum-dums had trouble with our gadgetry.
Just saw on FB he's suddenly passed away in the last couple of days. No one knows at this stage if it was suicide, but apparently he was doing fine and still posting news and amusing stuff up until a couple of days ago.
willow: So glad she’s alright!
Mar 5, 2019 16:30:00 GMT -7
Marlborobarbie: hope the wifey continues to improve! we love y'all, hot1!
Mar 6, 2019 6:45:51 GMT -7
Arlis Scott: My goodness Hot1. I haven't been around lately, but sure hope things are improving with your wife.
Mar 6, 2019 10:13:48 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: She gets better daily, thank god. She's been parked on the couch now for a few days, after a week in the hospital. The dogs are taking turns sitting on her and licking her face. I think that must be the cure.
Mar 6, 2019 11:54:20 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Thank you guys for all the love! I'm grateful!
Mar 6, 2019 12:09:58 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Are the dogs loving you too buddy?
Mar 9, 2019 14:01:28 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Wife is still lounging on the couch with Ernie the pug a weenie. I can tell she feels a lot better, but she's still a bit weak. Close call!
Mar 11, 2019 12:24:42 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: We have a new puppy, a rotti x. Bailey and he is adorable!
Mar 18, 2019 23:27:54 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: lol, something has happened and I can not post, does any one know how to fix this?
Mar 22, 2019 0:30:53 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I hope you guys are having a great weekend!
Apr 6, 2019 4:49:26 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: When I think back to 2010 when I discovered ex jw web sites, I had been out 8 years already and was still hiding! I've come a long way since then in my recovery! Visit what I did today for my recovery and tell us your story! It's therapeutic!
Apr 6, 2019 16:48:46 GMT -7