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(#2150) Bob S JR (Memphis, TN)
10/16/2003 in Gainesville, GA  EVENT: 50th Georgia State Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Male, Story, Historical

A member of Al-Anon and the son of AA co-founder, Dr. Bob S, "Smitty" shares what he remembers as the last one alive who was at the historic first meeting between his father and Bill W in Henrietta Seiberling's home in Akron, OH Mother's Day 1935.

Smitty had recently married a local therapist named Mona. His first wife Betty died four years earlier around 1998.

An obit I found said:

"Bob was married twice, and had two children with his first wife, whom he lost around 1998. In 2002 he married a Memphis recovering alcoholic (decades of sobriety) who now runs a retreat-coordinating organization for persons in recovery. "

Smitty died of congestive heart failure at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN about 5 o'clock Thursday evening, April 22, 2004, five months after this talk.

(51 min) (11.7 MB) (id#2150)