Thursday, June 10, 2010

Happy 75th 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

8 comments:

Em said...

What a great day :) So many great things have come from Dr. Bob and Bill W., so many lives have been saved!

Carrie Burtt said...

It is saving my son's life right now, and I am very thankful for the program. Thank you for this post. :-)

Syd said...

Yes, it is a momentous thing. What great things have come from that meeting of those two men.

Linda Myers said...

Happy birthday to AA, with gratitude for a changed life!

Patty said...

I got God bumps as I head to Akron U this AM.

Willa said...

I bet it would have been a wonderous and slightly eery day at Stepping Stones. Imagine, 75 years ago...we celebrated the fact in my wonderful homegroup last night.

Scott said...

There are no words that can express my gratitude for AA and what has happened to me as a result of becoming an active member of this fellowship.

Kathy Lynne said...

I was reading through the forwards with a sponsee this week (yes, I have a sponsee now, geesh!) and we were discussing how before AA came along there was NO solution for alcoholism...it was death, loony bins or the streets...no hope at all. I am so grateful to this program.