My Jehovah’s Witness Childhood

Growing up as an active Jehovah’s Witness in the 1950s and 1960s wasn’t easy – and at times it was downright embarrassing. I just wanted to be a normal kid, doing what most little boys did back in the “Eisenhower Era” of the Fabulous Fifties. Unfortunately, the reality of being a member of a JW family also meant that I led a life that was quite different from most kids my age. I’m not sure how I did it, but somehow I managed to get through my teens without too much trauma, but for me it was still very hard dealing with bullies (and even teachers) who looked at me as being some kind of a freak. Besides school, every single week, sick or well, I spent three nights in meetings at the Kingdom Hall. I also spent two hours every Saturday and Sunday morning in the door-to-door field service … Continue reading