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(#134) Brenda L. (Wayzata, MN)
12/4-6/1998 in Myrtle Beach, SC  EVENT: Sandpiper Roundup VII  TYPE: AA, Female, Story

Sober 18 years since 1/11/1980. " To whom much is given, much is expected." Her husband has had the same sponsor for 25 years. Tends to jump around in telling her story between sobriety and drinking. Grew up in a small town of 500 in NW Iowa. Her parents owned a bar. There was something magical about that bar. Started drinking at 14 and took her last drink at 22. Never wanted to be where she was, in her own skin. Today she is OK wherever she is. Went to college and got into radio broadcasting when there were few women in the industry. Did well for a while but at 22 got laid off for being a wonderful worker who didn't show up very often. Met her husband when she answered a help wanted Ad for someone to look after his kids. Did well for a time but decided to go out drinking on Tuesday and woke up Friday in a motel room after a blackout. She was done. When she called him, he said "Come back. You still have a job and I know where you ca get some help." She then found out he was sober in AA for 5 years. She came back to work on Saturday and has been sober since. Many little stories of living and loving in sobriety.

(53 min) (12.3 MB) (id#134)