"So, the society was putting out that “1975” was the year that THIS SYSTEM OF THINGS WILL COME TO AN END, meaning the wicked were going to be destroyed. Discussions at Circuit and District Assemblies, and local Kingdom Halls were given. Conversations about 1975 were every day talk. I was hearing it but didn’t quite understand it. My mother stated to me “if you want to see your father again” this is the only true religion that gives millions of people hope for everlasting life here on earth. The earth will not be destroyed and all the people that died will live again. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in the resurrection, millions would rise from the grave and live again on a paradise earth forever. My mother was telling me all of this right after my father died. I would constantly ask, “Mommy, you sure?” My father meant everything to me. To see him alive again was to me GREAT! I was only 7 years old. I started to think that when someone dies it was only temporary; everyone that died will be coming home in 1975. If this were true, my father would be home a year later after he died because my mother had gotten baptized and dedicated her life to Jehovah just in time. I was saying to myself that maybe this Jehovah’s Witness religion was the real thing. But then I had reservations. I thought to myself “why isn’t everybody a Jehovah’s Witnesses.” How come the Kingdom Halls were not filled to capacity from this belief? How come people were not trying to knock down the door to get in? I would think anybody in his or her right mind would want this type of religion because it was appealing. At the end of 1975, I remember asking my mother “Is my father coming back to life? What happened to the events that would bring daddy home?” I was very confused. My mother said nothing. I was listening to the TV and radio hoping to hear something. I was looking out the window to see if my father was going to be coming through the door. It’s 31 years later in the year 2006 and nothing has happened. So what did the society say? What happened? Why did the prophecy fail in 1975? What was the explanation the society gave?"