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.
Shimmerjet: Wanted..... posters, please we need to liven up this place, we get many visitors but not many posters, why is this? We are a laid back bunch, most veiws welcome, christain, pagan, everyday stuff, all makes for a good convo? take the plunge and post?
Jul 12, 2019 2:39:53 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I'm happy to report that I finally got a day off! Yay! Finally got a chance to post a few things. I hope you guys are having a wonderful day today!
Jul 14, 2019 9:58:37 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I hope to finally retire sometime at the end of the year.
Jul 14, 2019 18:00:29 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: lol hotone thought you already retired?
Jul 19, 2019 14:47:55 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Yea, someone waived money at me so I took one more assignment
Jul 21, 2019 2:54:56 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Hello everyone! Good news is I just got a totally awesome computer for half price! Bad news is I crashed my internet! I'm using the WIFI off my phone right now.
Jul 28, 2019 5:21:31 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: hiya hows things
Aug 7, 2019 23:52:12 GMT -7
Rusholme: here everything is good, back to work after the summer vacation, but it feels alright!
Aug 8, 2019 9:15:46 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I haven't had a day off in 2 months! Hopefully I'll get some time off starting later this week. I'll start posting again. Sorry guys!
Aug 10, 2019 21:07:20 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: we miss you hotone
Aug 14, 2019 21:22:48 GMT -7
Hungryhippo: Hey!!! how is everyone?? X
Aug 15, 2019 12:50:48 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Hey HH! How goes the battle!
Aug 17, 2019 18:24:35 GMT -7
Arlis Scott: Hi guys, I haven't been on for awhile, just thought I would send some greetings to everyone.
Aug 19, 2019 11:30:48 GMT -7
runawaybob: Has any one seen the Face book group setup in new Zealand jws4justice? There is a web page as well jws4justice.co.nz. What do you think
Aug 21, 2019 5:41:10 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Hi runawaybob, yep I am a member of that group, are you a kiwi? I am too, started my jw journey in Upper Hutt then moved around the lower north island for a few years trying to fade,
Aug 21, 2019 12:40:24 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Hi HH Hotone and Arlis hope you all doing ok x
Aug 21, 2019 12:42:13 GMT -7