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(#1212) Tim T (Cleveland, OH)
8/16/2003 in Cartersville, GA  EVENT: 26th Allatoona Roundup  TYPE: AA, Male, Story

Tim is married to Mary S who spoke on Sunday.

Mary S of Cleveland Sunday 8/17/2003 in Cartersville, GA

Cleveland and much of the Northeast was hit with a blackout August 14, 2003 affecting over 50 million people in Canada and the US. Tim and Mary were not sure they would get out of town to lmake it to the event.

"Lack of power. That was our delimna."

Two years ago he was diagnosed with Heppatitus-C and interferon. It has been tougher on those around him than on him.

Tim did not pln to be an alcoholic. His dad got sober in AA in 1946 and died in 1988 with 10 years sober put together in all those years.

Tim had six step-fathers, thirteen step mothers, went to over 20 schools, never got out of the eighth grade, married three times and divorced twice.

He left home at age 14, had the oppotunity to spend time in boy's homes, detention homes, city jails, county jails, work houses, psyche-wards, treatment centers and penitentiaries.

Amazing journey.

(1 hr 7 min) (23.1 MB) (id#1212)