Saturday, June 10, 2006

Happy 71st Birthday Alcoholics Anonymous

"On the way to City Hospital on the east side of town, Dr. Bob held out his hand from time to time to see whether the shakes had subsided. Just before they stopped, Bill, who also had his practical side, gave him a bottle of beer....

Although arguments have been and will be made for other significant occasions in AA history, it is generally agreed that Alcoholics Anonymous began there, in Akron, on that date: June 10, 1935." -- Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers, p. 75

Thank God we live in an age when there is a solution to the terrible affliction of alcoholism.

6 comments:

BigSkymAAck said...

For we are Jolly good fellows, for we are Jolly good fellows

Diego said...

thanks for the info...is your man in AA?

Shannon said...

I am soooo grateful that Bob and Bill met!

dAAve said...

This must have been before the open container law.

Scott said...

Think o f all the people and lives affected, created, saved, changed... now if anyone needs proof that HP exists, I should say the mere existence of AA proves it!

Sober Chick said...

Yes, Thank you God for bringng us together! I love those old-timers!