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(#1270) Palmer G (Miami, FL)
7/21/2012 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 37th Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Male, Story

In recovery 21 years since 3/5/1990, everyone including his dog encourages him to go to Al-Anon. His parents loved him. They were brilliant scientists once on the Manhattan Project that developed the A-Bomb. He had two older sister that loved him.

But that is not what he heard.

"I have a disease of perception and what I heard was, 'I'm no damn good. I'm the stupid one in the family.'"

Originally a Sooner for Oklahoma, Palmer's Al-Anon sponsor had him read page 133 from the Big Book, "We are not a glum lot." "Why is he having me read this page? Grumble, grumble"

He loves the laughter in AA and Al-Anon.

(1 hr 13 min) (25.3 MB) (id#1270)