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(#95) Bonnie M. (Phoenix, AZ)
1994 in Paduca, KY  EVENT: 43th Kentucky State Convention  TYPE: AA, Female, Story

Funny and touching. She stayed in AA though she thought she could not make it.

She grew up in a small town in New England. Her mom married her dad for potential - no outward signs of love. Bonnie grew up in fear and loneliness. She lived in a fairy tale waiting for her prince.

She discovered her mom's booze at 15 and blacked out from the beginning. She got married angry and pregnant in the late 1950's as result of a marine party.

She tried many geographic moves, became more and more depressed and suicidal and went to live near Daddy but mom became her drinking buddy.

A year later Daddy and Grandaddy died suddenly. Her doctor prescribed pills that became a way of life for 14 years. She has 3 years with no recall. She became a foster mother during her illness.

Bonnie called a hotline after a failed suicide and went to treatment in withdrawal with a near complete loss of memory.

But she still had hope.

(1 hr 1 min) (28 MB) (id#95)