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(#1834) Moses Y (Alliance, OH)
4/25/1970 in Blackstone, VA  EVENT: 41st Blackstone Retreat  TYPE: AA, Male, Story

Sober 22 years since 6/4/1947, a Mennonite who loves live, Mo is fumy, fast talking with many colorful phrases peppered through the whole talk.

"Lord, fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff and shut me up when I've said enough."

"I'm not going to take the past for a hitching post but for a guiding post."

"The Program is free but the admissions fee was so costly - took alot of money to get here but not only money."

"The Program teaches us how to stop from starting again."

"It is not a disgrace to have this disease of alcoholism but it is a disgrace to have it and not do anything about it."

Raised in a good home, by 1940 he failed at being a drunken farmer and moved into his mother-in-law's. He did 90% of his drinking alone.

"A hangover is something to occupy the head that wasn't used the night before."

(56 min) (12.8 MB) (id#1834)