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Larceen G (Hawthorne, CA)
8/10/2002 in Toccoa, GA  EVENT: 24th Georgia Al-Anon /Alateen Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 5 min )

"For me to be quiet for four hours is almost an act of God."

Lavonne O (Newark, CA)
3/13/1993 in Fresno, CA  EVENT: NCWSA Spring Conference  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 42 min )

"Is your soul dry from desolation, wrinkled from worry, itchy from alcoholic irritation, rough from resentments?
Try Oil of Al-Anon."

Buck N (Midland, TX)
6/8/1985 in Santa Rosa, CA  EVENT: Northern California World Service Assembly (NCWSA)  TYPE: Al-Anon, Male, Story  ( 52 min )

"I am the husband, the brother, the brother-in-law, the son, the grandson, the father of, the father-in-law of alcoholics."

Marie S (Los Angeles, CA)
6/30/2017 in Nashville, TN  EVENT: 36th Music City Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 1 min )

"If your alcoholics and you're in the room - thank you. You're my idea of an open bar...I'll have a double shot of that one."

Marce W (Lake Whitney, TX)
7/4/1987 in Nashville, TN  EVENT: 6th Music City Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 53 min )

"... cause some are sicker than others."

"I always thought that if I could be free then I would be happy but, you know, the Al-Anon Program has taught me how to be free...it's an inside job and it doesn't matter that much what 'they' say or 'they' do, it's all inside. And when we have the ability to have some answers in this program, then we're not in bondage anymore. I found, for me, that I was dependent as long as I didn't have answers."

Ashley J (Franklin, TN)
6/4/2016 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: Girlstock 2016  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 6 min )

"Whatever happens today is none of my business."

"The world is much bigger than my family of origin and I have a home sweet home in the Fellowship."

Peggy K (San Jose, CA)
8/23/1993 in Sunnyvale, CA  EVENT: AFG Northern CA Dist 20 Speakers Meeting  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 45 min )

"Don't be what you ain't.
Just be what you is.
Cause if you is not what you am,
Then you am not what you is."

Detachment, Love, and Forgiveness (AFG) (Various)
7/3/2015 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: AA International 2015  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 8 min )

"I am a sponge for other people's emotions."

"And elephants do what elephants do."

The Al-Anon spends half a life cleaning up after the elephant. Then the alcoholic comes into the rooms and laughs at the mess they made of "their" lives.

Detachment says in part,

"Elephants do what they do but not to poop on me...but I can love them right where they are..and I didn't have to fix him."

"I quit saying I was sorry so much because that is not my name."

Kathy H (Cincinnati, OH)
7/17/1993 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 18th Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 8 min )

"I was always fascinated by kids who got into trouble...If Saddam Hussein had been an exchange student, I would have been attracted to him."

Bob F (Louisville, KY)
May 1999 in Laughlin, NV  EVENT: 15th Tri-State Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 2 min )

"That is not a bald spot on my head. It is a solar panel for a sex machine."

"I have not found it necessary to manage, manipulate or control since I came into the Program..."