Re: Jack Hickman
Date: March 06, 2011 08:12PM
Yea, I too hung out at Hickman's alot. I always felt on the "outs" but my close friends were, sort of takin' under the wing(s) of Hickman and LR. They were invited over to Hickman's for dinner, up to Maine and other personal things that in the beginning I and and they were baffled as to why Hickman and LR had such an interest in them. I was always, left out, unless I either asked to go somewhere with them, or at times LR would turn to me and say, "Come along too." In fact I am almost positive I was "finally adopted" by mistake. Jack or "Abbs" announces at the end of a service in EM that a final adoption ceremony would take place like the next Sunday, and if you were on the "list" you'd be informed. So I'm helping break down all that stuff from the services in the EM gym, when my elder at the time casually walks up to me and says, "Oh yea, next week bring some juice, you know for the adoption." I'm stunned, everything I've lived for was going to happen. So, I walked up to my close friend who was already "finally adopted" and tell him what just happened.
He said in a condescending way, "Well, Abba will tell you if you're being finally adopted, but it sounds like you're gonna be.".So I wait several days to be told by "The Abbs" lol, and nothing. So I finally get the nerve to call my elder and directly ask him....he was very nice to me and said, "You mean Abba never spoke to you??" I tell him no, but you told me to come to the adoption ceremony. So he says,"I thought you were on my list? Let me find out and call you back." Talk about leaving you hangin' and I remember how I hung on every phone call I got over the next day or so (this was before cell phones too)...twisting in the wind I think they call it..Finally, the elder calls me and says, "Oh, yes Abba overlooked speaking with you, so come." What the hell is that?? Anyway, I went to the back field behind the EM building on that fateful day and ended up with some magic pixie dust (lol just kidding of course but you get my point) being sprinkled on me with the hug from Abba that sealed the deal. AND now my friend(s) who were in the "family" tell me, Ok, now you ready to hear the secrets of the Abensur family.....TBC I guess.