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In spite of the sadness, with the weather being in harmony with the News, it was a very good day. The Butterfly Conservers turned out in force - the venue, the Chobham Hilton was excellent - and the talks were up to the usual high standard. And somehow Michael Blencowe managed to make a dry subject -"Engaging People in Recording" - the most entertaining of the day. He had us laughing from beginning to end, and we learnt a lot while doing so.
We got back late and tired - the poor Captain has finally caught the fluey-cold that laid me low and put Jacks in hospital. So now its my turn to look after them. I took Jackie in a load of shopping after the meeting yesterday, and am keeping up a regular supply of lemsips, hot drinks and fruit to the wounded Captain. All he seems to want to eat is soup, so I will be providing that too.
The Meeting at the Hall yesterday was excellent - Public Talk and Watchtower study harmonising beautifully - but I was in such pain from my arthritic wrist that it was a bit hard to concentrate.
The post-sixty years would be the best ever, if it weren't for the health issues. I was thinking of how much I have learned in nearly 70 years - so, IF I am in the restored earthly Paradise, how much will I learn in the next 70?
Especially as Revelation tells us there will be more inspired writings - new scrolls - after Armageddon. What will we learn next?
I am guessing (and please note that it is just a guess) that one thing we will be told is who is going to be resurrected and when. IF I am there, I will be looking anxiously for the names of my aged parents. Obviously I hope all those killed in the latest atrocities will be remembered at that time, and woken from the dreamless sleep of death into an earth truly at peace.