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Jan C (Houston, TX)
7/18/1998 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 23rd Allatoona Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 16 min )

"I was like a chameleon on a plaid skirt."

"Trying to keep an alcoholic sober is like trying to teach a pig to sing.

It doesn't work and it just annoys the pig."

Winnie E (La Puenta, CA)
5/20-22/1988 in Fort Wayne, IN  EVENT: 13th Annual Indiana Al-Anon Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 58 min )

"It's alright."

Hilda H (Smithville, VA)
Jan 1993 in Myrtle Beach, SC  EVENT: 14th Gratitude Retreat  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 54 min )

"I was never happy at any point in my life. If it was Saturday, I wished it was Monday. If it were winter, I wanted summer to come and if it was night I wished it was day. It was always going to be better at some other time or when something else happened. That's changed for me today and I am very grateful. I depended on other people to make me happy and when I wasn't happy it was someone else's fault."

Fran B (Coffeeville, MS)
2/26-3/1/1992 in St. Simons Island, GA  EVENT: 30th St. Simons Island Weekend  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 48 min )

"I know that into each life some rain must fall and, you know, I'm glad mine was spiked because it gave me Al-Anon and it gave me this Program and it gave me a way to live."

Winnie E (La Puenta, CA)
9/20/1986 in Fresno, CA  EVENT: AFG Conv Luncheon  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 11 min )

"The only thing worse than drinking was sobriety. It's easier to watch him throw up than to grow up."

Jean P (Concord, NC)
8/16/2003 in Cartersville, GA  EVENT: 26th Allatoona Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 58 min )

"My mom said I came out of my room when I was 15."

"Well I learned real quick what the rules in an alcoholic home were: you don't talk, you don't trust and you don't feel and another rule in my home was - you don't need anything."

Jan H (Fredericksburg, TX)
9/26/2009 in Myrtle Beach, SC  EVENT: 38th Fellowship by the Sea  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 4 min )

"I was a desperate women on a relentless search for love and I searched for it in all the wrong places."

Cathy C (Mesa, AZ)
8/7/1993 in Orlando, FL  EVENT: 49th SE Conf/37th FL State Conv  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr )

"We had skid row at home."

Bob S, Jr (Memphis, TN)
5/3/2003 in Marietta, GA  EVENT: 13th Marietta Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Male, Story  ( 45 min )

"Robert "Bob" "Smitty" Ripley Smith II, born June 5, 1918, the last eyewitness of the start of Alcoholics Anonymous, died of congestive heart failure at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. about 5 o'clock Thursday evening, April 22, 2004.

"Smitty," his nickname in youth and later at recovery gatherings worldwide, was the only son of Anne Smith and Akron, Ohio physician Dr. Bob Smith. Then teenagers, young Bob and sister Sue were there on Mother's day 1935 when his father, Dr. Bob, met one time New York stock analyst Bill Wilson for the first time."

Barbara H (Atlanta, GA)
8/3/2013 in Atanta, GA  EVENT: 38th Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 5 min )

"The Atlanta Roundup has not always been Al-Anon friendly but it is Al-Anon friendly today."

"I am of the theory that when it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck."

"I stand before you a reformed husband beater. I have been kicked out of more bars never having had a drink for attacking my husband."