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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 F (Shawnee, OK)
11/13/1991 in Knoxville, TN  EVENT: 18th Tennessee Al-Anon Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 4 min )

"I was a basket case of negative emotions...I was in a spiritual coma."

Barbara G (Brighton, MI)
5/20-22/1988 in Bellaire, MI  EVENT: 16th Annual Michigan Al-Anon/Alateen Conference  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 17 min )

"My Higher Power can do for me what I cannot do for myself."

"The effects of my alcoholism have shown up in this way:

I am a recovering co-dependent,

I am a recovering adult child,

I am a recovering compulsive overeater,

I am a recovering person who is addicted to relationships, and

I am also in a very special group that I am going to talk briefly about which is S-Anon and that is for people who have been in relationships or are in relationships with sexual addicts."

Kathy H (Cincinnati, OH)
8/10/1991 in Ft. Mitchell, KY  EVENT: 1st Rule 62 Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 3 min )

"mean Irish drunks"

"Everything that came up we just made jokes about it."

"Jesus-Others-Yourself"

"It was as though somebody gave me a set of skis and a parker with a hood and gloves and snow goggles and then dropped me in the desert."

Palmer G (Miami, FL)
7/1/2017 in Nashville, TN  EVENT: 36th Music City Roundup  TYPE: Al-Anon, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 11 min )

"I came primed and ready when I met 'her'."

"I had this cellophane wall that I couldn't reach out and you couldn't reach in."

"I have to remember for me, that I am my own qualifier for Al-Anon.
I marry alcoholic women because I qualify for Al-Anon.
I don't qualify for Al-Anon because I marry alcoholic women."

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."

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."

Nell E (Okmulge, OK)
May 1993 in Lake of the Ozarks, MO  EVENT: 25th Annual Missouri AFG Convention  TYPE: Al-Anon, Female, Story  ( 52 min )

"All I wanted to do was kill him."

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."

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."