Who / What Is On Page # in Big Book 3rd Edition

I have tried to identify all that I could find to identify for myself and other readers of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, here. Many are well known already, some not so known. Most of the information comes from AAWS published or other recovery oriented literature. A small percentage is based on word of mouth information. The later I have included only if I could seem to verify it with more than one unrelated source. Concerning use of names, I cannot guarantee that this file won't be seen by individuals who are not members of AA, so I have tried to use first name and last initials only for AA members in the spirit of our Traditions.
But what use is all this? Admittedly, when I first started making the margin notes about this information it was probably more for what I call Jeopardy knowledge ... information whose sole purpose is to impress others. And yes, I did find some easily impressed folks. At some point I started using it to identify individuals associated with little stories in the pages so I could find out more about them and how they stayed sober. When sponsoring folks I often refer them to find 'more of the story' to parts or people they seem (or might be likely) to identify with. Sometimes that's based on them telling me about something they've read. Other times I might base their assigned readings on geographic local, occupations, service history, etc that I think they may identify. Although it has died down somewhat, the issue of how to address 'outside issues', especially those cousins of alcohol, that are part of many of our stories can be addressed by studying how they are handled in the Story section of the Big Book. Those are just a few of the uses I have made of this information. Hopefully you will find it useful also in studying the Big Book and working with others

? -marks mean just that. Where possible, many are followed by a "best guess", but there is still some uncertainty that guess is correct.

24 May 02 ver
 

 
Preface_2_Ed Doctor's Opinion Bill's Story
There is a Solution More About Alcoholism We Agnostics
How It Works Into Action Working with Others
To Wives Family Afterward To Employers
 A Vision for You Pioneers of AA They Stopped in Time
They Lost Nearly All Appendices  

 

Page Name Description
Preface
 
xi Silkworth Dr.'s Opinion
Preface 2 Ed
 
xv Bill W & Dr. Bob NY stockbroker & Akron physician (they first met on 5/12/35)
xvi Ebby alcoholic friend in contact with Oxford Group
xvi Dr. Silkworth NY specialist in alcoholism
xvii Bill D AA#3 (Eddie R was actually 1st but he didn't stay sober)
xvii-iii Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick noted clergyman
xviii Fulton Oursler editor of Liberty mag.
xviii John Rockefeller Jr. gave dinner
xviii Jack Alexander wrote Saturday Evening Post article
xx recovery rate alcoholics who came to AA & really tried, 50% got sober at once & remained that way; 25% sobered up after some relapses, and among the remainder, those who stayed on with AA showed improvement
Doctor Opinion

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xxiii-xxx Dr. Silkworth well known doctor
xxiii Bill W patient he regarded as hopeless
xxv Bill W one of the leading contributors of this book
xxvi ref. to article in Lancet 1937 we believe and so suggested
xxix Hank P man brought in to be treated for chronic alcoholism
xxix Fitz M another case, had hid in a barn
Bill's Story

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1 Winchester Cathedral in England visited
2 Brooklyn Law School I took a night law course
2 1920's certain securities then cheap and rather unpopular
2 April, 1925 gave up our positions and off we roared on a motorcycle (Harley)
3 Ella Goldfoot's worked on farm for a month
3 Wall St. partners & Lois's friends remonstrances of friends, became lone wolf (P 82)
3 Manchester VT, Ekwanok Club 29 contracted golf fever, went to country (P 84)
4 Penick & Ford XYZ-32 (stock- P & F, a corn products company)
4 Dick Johnson friend in Montreal (worked at Greenshields & Co., a brokerage house)
4 Dr. Clark & Matilda Burnham wife's parents
4 Macys wife began work in dept. store
5 Matilta Spelman Burnham mother in law
5 Dr. Clark Burnham father in law
5 A. Wheeler & F. Winans 32 formed group to buy - bender ->chance vanished
6 ?Dr. Leonard Strong doctor came with sedative, next day drinking gin & sedative (P 99)
7 Dr. L. Strong & Dr. Emily brother in law & mother put him in
7 Towns hosp
7 Dr. Silkworth met kind doctor explained ill, body & mind
7 Armistice Day 1934 frightful day came when I drank once more
8-12 Ebby old school friend
9 Manchester Airport airplane jag (Ted Burke flew Bill & Ebby 1929, 1st plane to land there, all drunk)
9 Shep C, Rowland H, Cebra G two (three actually) men appeared in court
10 Fayette Griffith (Bill's) grandfather
10 Winchester Cathedral in England
12 Winchester Cathedral cathedral (England)
13 Towns / 12-11-34 At the hospital I was separated from alcohol for the last time
13 Ebby & Shep C. schoolmate visited at hosp (with friend)
14 Dr. Silkworth friend, the doctor
14 Ebby friend emphasized
15 Towns Hosp. many times gone to my old hospital in despair
15 Cleveland in one western city
16 Bill C committed suicide in Bill & Lois home
16 36 years sober, age 75 Bill W., cofounder of AA, died January 24,1971
There Is A Solution

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26 Rowland H a certain American Business man -treated by Jung
26 ?Courtney Baylor had consulted the best known American psychiatrists http://www.h-pmuseum.org/iteminfo.boml?&item=.ul.book.HP000160&user=872cb98
26 Dr. Carl Jung European psychiatrist
28 William James American psychologist, wrote Varieties of Religious Experience
More About Alcoholism

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32-3 ? "man of thirty" -quit, retired at 55, started again, died 4 years (most often said inspired by story in Peabody's "Common Sense of Drinking")
35-7 Ralph F "Jim" car sales, mixed milk and whiskey
37-8 ? jay walker story
39-43 Harry B "Fred" sent AA's away in hosp, drank on Washington business trip
43 Dr. Percy Poliak staff member world renowned hospital (Bellevue Hospital, NY)
43 ? two of you men, whose stories I've heard
We Agnostics

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50 Alfred E. Smith "celebrated American statesman" (four time governor of New York and unsuccessful first Roman Catholic presidential candidate.)
51 Wright brothers first successful flight 1903
51 Professor Langley Samuel P. Langley, flying machine landed in Potomac -1903 project for War Dept. couldn't get off ground
52 Wright brothers built a machine that could fly
56 Fitz M our friend was a minister's son
56 Bill W in hosp., approached by an alcoholic
How It Works - (nothing identified)

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Into Action

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76 Book of James 2:20 &26 quote "Faith without works is dead"
79 ? "man we know was remarried" -owed alimony, wrote ex wife
80 Oxford Group member he accepted sum of money from business rival -explained in church
Working With Others

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96 Bill W failed entirely with first half dozen prospects
101 (an Eskimo might turn up with a bottle) running away from drinking to Greenland Ice cap
102 Dr. Bob was one many of us keep liquor in our homes
To Wives - (nothing identified)

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Family Afterward

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124 Henry Ford
 
124 Eddie R alcoholic or his wife had love affairs
133 ? one of doctors who read manuscript -sweets are often helpful
135 Earl T one of our friends a heavy smoker and coffee drinker-nagged-slipped
To Employers-chapter written by Hank P

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136 Hank P member who spent life in world of big business
136 ? "Mr. B" -brother insisted on speaking to him
137 ? obit for one of best salesmen ever had
137 ? wife called checking on ins. - he hanged himself
138 ? Frank Winans officer of one of largest banks in America-
139 ? Bill W. employee of above-drank-fired-AA contacted him-sober 'now'
140 ? Dr. Edward Cowles or Dr. Craske Chicago doctor with spinal fluid theory of alcoholics http://www.eskimo.com/~burked/history/cowles.htm
141 Standard Oil New Jersey "if my company" (that Hank P worked for)
148 ?husband of Jane S (D241) vice president of large industrial concern
149 Honors Dealers I own a little company
149-50 Bill W & Jim B two alcoholic employees
A Vision For You

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151 ? King Alcohol (who coined this term? Prohibitionists?)
151 Four Horsemen Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair - Revelations 6:2-8 war, famine, pestilence, and death - personified the four plagues of mankind ~ Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
153 Bill W one of our numbers, business trip came off badly
153 Akron, OH. a certain western city
153 National Rubber Machinery business (of that trip) involved in proxy fight
154 Akron, Ohio in a strange place
154 Mayflower Hotel paced a hotel lobby
154 Reverend Walter Tunks clergyman he phoned
155 St. Paul's Episcopal church selected at random
155 Dr. Bob resident near nadir of alcoholic despair
155 AMA convention went on a roaring bender (Atlantic City, NJ)
156 around 6/17/35 He (Dr. Bob) has not had a drink since. (It is generally stated that Dr. Bob's sobriety date and the founding date of AA is 6/10/35, but recent facts around Dr. Bob's last drink and the medical convention he attended indicate that this date is closer to a week or so later.)
156 Mrs. Hall/Akron City Hosp. head nurse of local hospital
156-8 Bill D real corker, none too promising, future AA, lawyer
158 6/26/2035 He (Bill D.) never drank again.
158 ran for councilman entered a political campaign
158 Ernie G-Akron a fourth turned up, devil may care young fellow
159 Bill W. our friend of the hotel lobby incident
159 Dr. Bob, Bill D, Ernie G leaving behind his first acquaintance, the lawyer and the devil-may-care chap
159 Ed A., Joseph D., Harlan S., J.D.H., Robert O., Dick S., Jane S., Lloyd T., Bill VH.- among others a year and 6 mos. later these 3 succeeded with 7 more
160 T. Henry & Clarace Williams man and wife placed home at disposal for meetings
161 Cleveland community 30 miles away
161 Ed A, Paul S, Lloyd T, Bill J, Charlie J, Clarence S (among others) has 15 fellows of AA
161 NYC, Wash.DC, NJ locale's eastern cities
162 Towns Hospital well known hospital for treatment of alcohol & drugs
162 Bill W member there 6 years ago
162 Dr. Silkworth doctor in attendance
162 Akron/Cleveland OH our western friends
162 New York, Akron/Cleveland our two large centers
163 Hank P/ Montclair NJ AA member in large community, more alcoholics per square mile
163 Dr. Howard prominent psychiatrist he contacted/clinic (Chief Psychiatrist for the State of NJ)
163 Dr. Russell Blaisdell chief psychiatrist of a ..
164 Rockland State Hosp. NY large public hospital

 
Stories In the Third Edition
 

 
Pioneers of AA
 
Doctor Bob's Nightmare - Dr. Bob S, Akron

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171 Sister Ignatia/ St. Thomas Dr. Bob was well assisted (along with Dr. Bob's nurse Lily)
171 St. Johnsbury, VT. I was born (8/8/1879) in a small New England village
171 Judge & Mrs. Walter Perrin Smith FATHER & MOTHER
172 Dartmouth College one of the best colleges in the country (in Hanover, NH, graduated 1902)
173 Univ. of Michigan entering one of the largest universities in the country (1905)
174 Rush Medical Univ. another of the leading universities of the country (near Chicago, Ill., received medical degree 1910)
174 Akron, OH. western city
174-5 ? at least a dozen times in local sanitarium
175 Scylla and Charybdis (mythology: Strait of Messina -big rock with monster/ Scylla one side, whirlpool/ Charybdis on other. Odysseus managed to navigate through)
175 Prohibition Eighteenth Amendment (in effect 1/16/19 - 12/5/33)
176 the City Club hide out in one of the clubs
176 ? registering at a hotel with fake name
176 Anne Smith my wife (Anne & Dr. Bob went out together for 17 years before they were married)
177 Wallace Beery/ Tugboat Annie play or movie involving drinking man
177 the beer experiment' one of Bob's stories
178 Oxford Group crowd of people -their poise, health and happiness
179 Henrietta Seiberling a lady called up my wife
179 Bill W come over meet a friend of hers
179 AMA Con. meeting of nat'l society (in Atlantic City, NJ June 10-12, 1935)
179 nurse Lily/ Cuyahoga Falls woke in friend's house, town near home
179 Bill W. my newly made friend
Alcoholics Anonymous Number Three - Bill D, Akron

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182 Henrietta wife
182 Akron Law School
 
182 Kenmore/Akron, Ohio
 
183 ?Ohio State Univ. our state university
183 Prohibition
 
184 Akron City Hosp. 1935, hospitalized 8 times
184 Bill W & Dr. Bob S wife had been talking to a couple fellows
185 Bill W & Dr. Bob S
 
188 Bill D, Bill W & Dr. Bob (all named in editors note)
188 Akron City Hosp. (named in editors note)
188 Mrs. Hall nurse on the receiving ward
189 Henrietta wife
189 AA's Number One Group
 
190 Cigarettes, poker & horses
 
190 attorney in Akron my business
He Had to Be Shown - Dick S, Akron (rewrite of "Car Smasher" in the 1st edition)

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193 Moscow, little town
 
194 ? married at 19 to a grand girl
194 Cuyahoga Falls
 
194 Scranton & Cleveland had lived in both
195 Dr. Bob
 
196 Cleveland blackout drinking story
200 Max R went to get a job driving one of his trucks
202-4 Christian Science
 
203 beer experiment
 
204 Firestone working at
205 ?Dr. Bob or Dr.Scuderi called a doctor, one I knew
205 St. Thomas sent me to hospital
205 Sister Ignatia
 
205 Paul S. my brother, associated with group, had stopped drinking
206 Paul S., Dr. Bob my brother & Dr. Bob talking to me about not drinking
206 Paul (S., brother) dispatched to get me a pint
207 paraldehyde taken five and half ounces
207 St. Thomas awoke in hospital
208 Bill D offered drink -smartest man I'd met in months
208 Joe (?D.) walked 3 miles through snow to talk to him
208 Dr. Bob, Bill D., Ernie G., Walter B., Harold G., Paul S., Joe D., Harlan S., J. D. H., Bob O. or G., Henry Z. only 7-8 people in group before me
He Thought He Could Drink Like a Gentleman - Al G (AKA Abby), Cleveland

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210 Cleveland OH born in
211 toolmaker apprentice job - moved into drafting dept.
211 Cleveland
 
212 Case School
 
212 patent law my profession
212 Grace married when I was 28
213 Washington worked in too
213 New York, Philadelphia, Boston
 
214 Catholic training in my youth
215 Grace G. my wife
215 ? first approached about the Akron Group
216 ?Virginia MacL. wife's hairdresser
216 Clarence S. brother in law of hairdresser
216 Dr. Bob some doctor in Akron
216 Mary (?wife Grace)
216 Clarence, hairdresser Clarence S, & sister-in-law the hairdresser(?Virginia MacL.)
216 Bill W.
 
217 Gethsemane (scene of "agony & betrayal of Christ")
217 Dr. Bob
 
217 Dorothy S (Clarence's wife)
217 City Hospital (Akron)
217 Dr. Scuderi the intern
217 paraldehyde glassful of bleached lightening
217 Dr. Bob
 
217 barbiturates routinely took in mornings last 3 years
218 Dr. Bob didn't lay out whole program
218 Dr. Bob, Bill D., Ernie G., Phil S., Walter B., Harold G., Ed A., Paul S., Joseph D., Harlan S., J.D. H., Robert O., Henry Z., Richard S., Jane S., Lloyd T., Bill VanH., Frank C., Robert E., Charles S., Bill J., Tom L., Jack D., Charlie J., Clarence S., Jim S., Archie T., John D., Wallace G., Vaughn P., Ernie G., George McD. every member of Akron Group visited
218 April 19, 1939 (or 26th) left on Wednesday afternoon
218 T. Henry & Clarace Williams house where encounter first meeting
218 Oxford Groupers
 
219 (see ref. to pg. 218) 28 to 30 fellows came to see & he came to believe
219 Dr. Bob Doc dwelt on idea of illness
219 Cleveland group first met end of May 1939 in 'my' home (Clarence S., Al G., George McD., John D., Dr. Harry N., Lee L., Phillips, Chas J., Clarence W., Rowland J., Deforest H., Doug G., and Lloyd T. attended)
Women Suffer Too - Marty M, NYC

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222-3 Dorothy (came out of blackout talking to)
223 Rita (last person remembered before blackout)
223 New York, 42nd St. (where she had been drinking with Rita)
224 Brooklyn (where found herself with Dorothy)
224 Willie Seabrook name she tried to find in phone book (William Seabrook)
224 Asylum book he had written. (New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company c1935)
224 Bellevue Hosp. landed in a hospital (the neurology ward under the care of Robert Foster Kennedy, MD)
225 Scott Fitzgerald & John Held novelist and playwright
225 John Blakemore my husband
226 Blythewood Sanitarium entered a sanitarium (in Greenwich Connecticut)
226-7 Dr. Tiebout my doctor
227 book Alcoholics Anonymous my doctor gave me to read (a multilith copy)
228 AA went to a meeting of this group of freaks or bums
228 182 Clinton St. a house in Brooklyn (Bill W's house)
The European Drinker - Joe D, Akron

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230 Europe - Alsace born in
230 harness making & upholstering apprenticed to
230 Boxer Rebellion/China (Chinese revolt 1899-1900)
231 Cleveland growing industrial city in the middle west
231 German singing society joined
232 Prohibition
 
234 Catholic
 
234 ?Father Gallagher, Haas or Nagle my priest
235 Dr. Bob alcoholic who was a doctor came to see me
235 Dr. Bob, Bill D., Ernie G., Walter B., Harold G., Paul S. not more that 4 or five members
235 ? third man who came to see me
236 Love thy neighbor as thyself Matt 19:19, 22:39, Mark 12:31, Romans 13:9, Galatians 5:14
237 ?Harlan S sent me to tell another alcoholic my experience
The Vicious Cycle - Jimmy B, NY

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238 Philadelphia, Wash. DC
 
238 Rosa my new wife
238-9 Jackie (W.) 12th Stepped him (pidgeon of Fitz M)
238-9 Fitz (M) old school friend of mine
239 AA group of fellows in New York
239 AA this "understanding fellowship"
240 Baltimore my early life spent in
240 Episcopal Sch for Boys Protestant boarding school in Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
242 in France Bar Le Duc
242 Baltimore
 
242-3 Hank P big shot who fired me, met again in AA
243 Baltimore
 
243 ?Firestone sales job with national tire company
244 thirties. Depression
 
245 Hank P man who fired me 11 years ago in Mississippi
245 Bill W
 
245 Jackie (W.) named
246 jail places matches are prohibited
246 Bill & Hank
 
246 Honor Dealers Co. small automobile polish company
246 Bill W., Henry G. P., Fitz M., Brooke B., Silas B., Herb D., Ned F., Ernest M. ,Gordon S., Myron W., Wes W., Bill R., Flo R., Ernest A., Paul K., Cliff W., Jack W. NY composed of about 12 men
246 182 Clinton St. Bill's house in Brooklyn
247 Hank P fired him (again)
248 June 16, 1938 his sobriety date
248 Big Book our big AA book
248 12 Steps had a definite formula
248 (he inspired) "God, as we understand him"
249 Philadelphia brand new group
249 Rosa only 12 Step call on woman, married her
250 San Diego, CA now live in the West
The News Hawk - Jim S, Akron (helped Akron members write stories for 1st ed Big Book)  (re written and retitled version of "Traveler, Editor, Scholar" that appeared in 1st edition)

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251 New York sailed for
251-2 Tom Sharkey's bar "brawling bar on 14th Street"
252 Pittsburgh
 
252 Liverpool
 
252 Australia where born, visit my people
252 Lusitania (luxury cruise ship, sunk in WWI)
253 Chicago, Omaha, Ohio
 
253 YMCA the local "Y"
253 Canadian regiment joined, served 2 years
253 Quebec, Toronto, Buffalo, Pittsburgh scenes of drunks upon release
254 ?Akron started housekeeping in large Ohio town
254 Washington DC
 
254 ?Pittsburgh returned to town left 3 mos. before
254 Philadelphia
 
255 book shop last venture
255 Houston
 
256 Federal Theatre in Texas
 
256 Federal Writers in San Antonio  
256 ?Akron town left 5 years before
257 ?Salvation Army did 10 weeks in social rescue institution
257 ?Akron City Hosp. called to the hospital
257-8 ?Earl T former partner (12 stepped from hosp bed)
257 ? stranger came into my shop
257-8 AA about a bunch of some 60 former drinkers and drunkards
258 Dr. Bob the doctor I had heard about
258 Chicago (where friend in hosp was from)
258 ?Earl T. got me into a hospital
259 Wed/Akron left hosp on a meeting night
259 ? taken home by former alcoholic and his wife
259 Upper Room read Bible daily and go over simple devotional
260 ref. to Exodus 16:3 fleshpots of Egypt
260 Prodigal Son
 
From Farm to City - Ethel M., Akron

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261 AA's first Group (Akron)
262 Liberty, Indiana where aunt lived
262 Ethel (name of author, Ethel M)
262 Roscoe M AKA Rollo/Russ (aunt warns) he drinks too much..I married him
262 Russ (Roscoe M AKA Rollo or Russ)
262 Cincinnati where he went off on a week drunk
262 Ravenna (small town east of Akron)
263 Dr. Bob
 
264 Charleston, WV
 
264-5 Bellaire, OH picked up for drunk driving there
264 Wheeling
 
265 Akron
 
265 AA
 
265-6 John D. (Rockefeller dinner Feb. 8, 1940)1940 piece in the paper about
266 AA going to have to join that alcoholic business they're talking about
266 Elgie R woman behind the bar
266-7 Jack M. owner of the bar (?John M of Cleveland gp)
267 Akron where Jack went to quit drinking
267 Dr. Bob doctor here in Akron
267 Florida
 
268 ?Bill D./Jimmy B. an attorney sat on the side of the bed
268 Saturday Post/Jack Alexander 'Jack' gave it to her to read
268 Sermon on the Mount
 
268 Akron every Wednesday meeting Jack told her about
268 Big Book she had one
269 Paul S.-Akron stressed reading Big Book
269 Jim G told her to put Big Book away, then start on stories
269 Jack M
 
269 Ohio Edison Building Jack M met there to take to meeting
269 Klu Klux Klan (afraid AA might be like)
269 King School location of first meeting
269 Miriam & Annabelle (wives of _ & Wally G) Annabelle G. took under her wing
270 ?Ernie G-Akron young fellow led the meeting
270 ?Sue talked about his wife
270 Lord's Prayer closed meeting with
270-2 Russ
 
270-1 King School had attended Wed. night meeting there 3 1/2 years
270 Dr. Bob & wife Anne Doc and Anne
271 Dr. Bob enjoyed coming to their house in country
271 slips story of first she knew of - Jack M
271 Jack M. (?John R of Cleveland gp)
271 Elgie R his wife dragged him to Russ
272 Hilda S invited her to Sunday dinner after 'Russ' buried
272 Doc & Anne would be at that dinner
272 old timers
 
173 Anne S. miss Annie's advice
273 Alice one of the men's wife
Man Who Mastered Fear - Archie T., Akron & Detroit  (originally published in 1st edition as "The Fearful One", re written for 2nd ed.)

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275 Detroit started AA there
277 Depression
 
278 Ralph went to his room and told him truth
278-9 Dr. Bob couple knew him, turned me over to his care
278-81 Akron
 
279 Akron Group
 
279 Akron City Hosp. while in a hospital bed
279 Twelve Steps visitors explained program of recovery
279 Anne Dr. Bob's dear wife
280 Archie's 3rd Step prayer God, for 18 years I have been unable to handle this problem. Please let me turn it over to you
280 Sept. 1938 been 16 years since I came back to life
280 Twelve Steps
 
280 Dr. Bob & Anne lived with for close to a year
281 Bill W visited Akron frequently
281 Detroit never wanted to see my home town, but did
281 Bill W stopped in Akron on way to Detroit
281 New York where Bill went after Detroit
282 who approached doctors, ministers, lawyers, men in industry & friends
282 Dick R first prospect, shipped him off to Akron
282 Akron & Toledo
 
282 Cash Customers' (slang) Dr. Bob slang for those having so little cash
282 delivering dry cleaning returned to Detroit to find work
282 ?Dick R, Mike, Anne K -after 6 mo., group of 3 men had first mtg. in his bedroom (also nonalcoholic Sarah Klein)
282 Depression
 
283 Rotary Groups talked to them abt AA
283 (Oct. 39 -AACOA 182) one of the first radio broadcasts about AA
283 dry cleaning route job
284 accounting enrolled in correspondence school
284 ? one of my clients, fellow AA
285 Sept. 1938
 
He Sold Himself Short - Earl T, Chicago

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287 Chicago
 
287-95 Akron born there
287-93 Chicago moved there in 1930
287 Depression
 
288 Florida dad came to get him
289 small group of men in Akron had same problem
 
289 ? , Howard mentioned 2 I had known
289-90 Howard an ex doctor
289 these men in Akron
 
290 allergy + obsession described illness
290 ? ? 2 other men visited me
291 T.Henry & Clarace Williams allowed to attend first meeting - living room of a home
291 Bill D led meeting
291 Bill W & Dr. Bob
 
291 ? no literature except various pamphlets
291 Lord's Prayer ended with
291 Depression
 
291-3 Dr. Bob spent lot of time with
292 Wednesday Dr. Bob's day off
292 six steps
 
292 moral inventory such as selfishness, conceit, jealousy, carelessness, intolerance, ill temper, sarcasm, and resentments
292 Restitution step made list of all harmed, worked out ways & means to make restitution
293 ? ? went to minister and doctor
293 Katie my wife (A 23)
293 ? old friend from Akron sobered me up
293 inventory learned could not take inv and file it away; continue daily
294 Dick R. asked to help one of his salesmen
294 North Shore Sanitarium went to the sanitarium
294 Ken A. man from Akron moved to Chicago
294 Big Book printed in spring 1939
294 ? + Sadie two inquiries from NY
294 We The People' broadcast after 15 minute radio talk
294 Dr. Dan Craske doctor of one of prospects (Sadie)
294 Ed & Sadie doctor gave 2 prospects
295 Dr. Brown another doctor in Evanston
295 Sylvia K turned over a woman (also referred Luke, Sam, Tee) (A 22)
Home Brewmeister - Clarence S, Cleveland

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297 Cleveland
 
297 Dorothy S.M. my wife (1st wife)
298 Cleveland moved back to my home town
298 City National Bank in Cleveland larger company in the finance business
299 Dorothy S.M. my mistrusting wife
301-2 Dr. Bob wife heard of a doctor in another city
302 Akron City Hosp. advised me to enter a particular hospital
The Keys of the Kingdom - Sylvia K, Chicago

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304 Chicago
 
304 cycle of alcohol & sedation
 
304 John Held & F.Scott Fitzgerald popular authors of 1920's
305 sedatives (what) most prescribed
305 Chicago moved thousand miles away to
306 Caroline P was one (D 180) day and night nurses
306-10 Dr. Brown /from Evanston there was one doctor continued to struggle with me
307-8 Alcoholics Anonymous remarkable book off NY press
307 Cornwall Press off NY press
308 AA's handful of people in Akron and NY
309-10 Earl T. next day, a visit from Mr. T.
309 Akron & Chicago
 
310 Cleveland
 
310 Luke, Sam, Tee my doctor sent 2 more alcoholic patients
310 Earle T, George M, Dick R, Sylvia +2 later Sept. '39 had nucleus of six members
310 Sept. 1939 first official group meeting
311 alcohol or sedatives artificial crutch I had relied on (little white pills - Dr. Bob book 180-1)

 


 
Part II - They Stopped in Time

 

Too Young - ?

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317-8 Vietnam stationed there
318 'Karen'
 
girl I'll call ...
318 Arizona stationed there
318 drunken driving charged with
318 'Jean'
 
girl I'll call ...
318 Germany stationed there
320 (slogan) not to worry about yesterday .. tomorrow .. live 24 hours
Fear of Fear - Cecil M (later Cecil F)

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321-4 George' M (named on 322) been married to a drunk
321 Greenwich Village Gp 2nd meeting with him
321 Eileen' lovely young girl
321 my sponsor
 
introduced me to the girl 
322 George' M
 
322 Cecil Jane' (name she calls herself in story)
322 corn liquor drank on first drinking spree - allergic!
323 (yets) never went to hosp, lost job, in jail, drank in morning
323 (more yets) lost husbands, children, homes, everything
324 (slogan) I never knew it was the first drink that did it
324 (slogan) go on the wagon
325 since July 1949 only been in AA few years
325 (slogans) live & let live, Think
Those Golden Years - Cecil 'Teet' C

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327 movie publicist job he retired from
327 Social Security
 
327 Paramount Studios motion picture studio public relations
327 AA
 
327 (yets) never been told by superior drinking too much, still had wife, ..
328 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences been on board
328 Kansas originally from
328 babe in Boozerville' slang
328 (slogan) on the wagon
330 obesity & alcoholism chief dangers for retiree
331 "The Laughs On Hollywood"
 
even sold some (Roundtable Publishing, 1985, several magazine articles on the Marx Bros.)
331 couplet "Alcohol gave me wings to fly, And then it took away the sky" unknown, perhaps his writing
332 I'll Never Smile Again (song, various artists- Audubon Bon Bons to Frank Sinatra)
332 (more songs - C/W) "What Made Milwaukee Famous Made a Loser Out of Me" by Jerry Lee Lewis, "I'm Drinking My Christmas Dinner All Alone" (unknown)
333 barbiturates to get back to sleep
333 eating my alcohol' (slogan)
333 Alan Ladd / "Shane" movie he had worked on
334 AA told wife he had to go to
The Housewife Who Drank At Home -?

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337 (slogan?) which came first, the thinking or the drinking?
338 D.T.'s
 
339 Jekyll & Hyde I became a ..
339 (slogan) first drink
339 (slogan) off on the usual merry go round
339 (slogan) cessation from drinking was not enough
340 Alcoholics Anonymous doctor referred her
340 (slogan) couldn't live with alcohol..couldn't live normally without it
340 (slogans) Easy Does It, etc.
Lifesaving Words - Trevor K, loner in India

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342 GSO
 
342 Lucknow, India his home
342-3 Naini Tal (Himalayan Mountains lake resort, site of several Hindu festivals)
342 Philander Smith College American sponsored Methodist public school
343 Enid my wife
343 New Delhi stationed there
343 ? AA advertisement in the paper
343 Charlie M in touch by mail with sponsor in New Delhi
343 AA literature has kept me sober
Physician Heal Thyself - Dr. Earle M, San Francisco

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345 physician
 
345 CA in a western state
345 (yets) lost everything, been in jail, prison, lost family, lost income, skid row
345 skid row of success (slang)
346 Harry went up to see a friend -member of AA
346 Alcoholics Anonymous would investigate from medical point
346 pamphlet (?) had wife read it to me
347 Earle friend called him by name
347 12 Step call made before ever came to program
347 Tuesday Night Mill Valley AA group first meeting
347 surgeon his profession / introduced as psychiatrist
347 Clark our community butcher
347 ? one of the carpenters
347 ? man who ran the bakery
347 ? my friend who was a mechanic
348 Bible list of where he had 4 placed
348 Big Book on my night stand
348 12 & 12 in locker at hospital
348 ?Sermon on Mount got books by Emmet Fox
348 pink cloud / pink seven felt miserable again
348 Clark the butcher
349 Alcoholics Anonymous suggested he join / instead of enjoying pink cloud
349 page 58 (How It Works) suggested he read (highlights phrases here)
349 psychoanalysis good tool, not too potent
349 12 Steps gave some semblance of an answer
349 1st half 1st Step
 
350 Third Step
 
351 the Great Physician
 
351 Mary (1st wife) asked my wife wasn't there something (9th)- now does dishes
351 Janey daughter
352 Alcoholics Anonymous has helped
A Teen Ager's Decision- Lisa, Washington State (story was first named "The Story of Lisa" in an early printing of "Young People and AA")

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354 Las Vegas, Washington State -hitchhiked
 
354 booze, pills, pot spent month doing
355 AA Thank God I knew of
355 ? first AA meeting
355 day at a time (slogan) decision to stop drinking ..
355 ? my sponsor
Rum, Radio and Rebellion - Pete W, Pittsburgh, PA

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356 53 with 9 yrs AA
 
356 (yets) never in jail, hospitalized, cost me a job
357 Cleveland, Ohio born in
357 WW 1
 
357 Armistice signed the day he planned to enlist
357 Atlanta went to sign up
357 Birmingham
 
357-8 Prohibition
 
357 moonshine drank it
358 Roaring Twenties
 
358 Europe visited a few weeks
358 speak easy cards
 
358 Cleveland, New York where those 'speaks' were
358 29 Stock Market Crash
 
358 Depression
 
358 John Barleycorn -slang for alcohol
359 Chicago
 
359 New York
 
359 Cleveland from my home town of ..
359-60 Vermont opportunity to go manage
359 Salt Lake City she had opportunity in
360 city slicker from NY' looked upon him as
360 Rotary Club he joined
360 5 o'clock alcoholic
 
360 Utah
 
my girl in ...
361 November 1938 married in Montreal
361-4 Pittsburgh moved to
362 Spring 1944 left for her parents home in Florida
363 AA had read about, called
363-4 my first meeting
 
meeting next Tuesday evening
364 Florida decided to drive to
364 AA literature packed so she couldn't help but see it
364 New York went there alone
364 lapse (slip) didn't tell anyone
365 Big Book, 12 Step work read and did
365 first birthday in AA
 
366 9 month baby admitted to being (at birthday)
366 St.Petersburg Times clipping about AA (1944)
367 Pittsburgh
 
367 AA
 
367 The Man Upstairs (God)
367 Twelve Steps most important factor in success
368 Honesty most impt after the steps
Any Day Was Washday - ?

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369 Laundromat ideal spot for alcoholic housewife
370 cirrhosis of the liver mother died of
371 women's halfway house
 
371-2 Alcoholics Anonymous
 
It Might Have Been Worse - Chet R

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374 golf and 19th hole
 
375 cunning, baffling, powerful
 
377 (phrase) don't want to live/afraid to die
378 Alcoholics Anonymous told him "it's AA-or else"
378 (phrase) easier softer way
378 (yets) jails, sanitariums, broken homes, skid row
379 Step 1 (quoted) explained
380 allergy obsession explained
380 (slogan) one drink too much, 100 not enough
380 character defects explained
381 12 Steps
 
381 (directions) study AA book, go to meetings, get active
381 spiritual experience
 
381 12 Steps & 12 Traditions
 
381 Lord's Prayer
 
381 amends explained
382 (slogans) 1st Things 1st, Easy Does It, 24 Hours a Day
A Flower of the South - Esther E, Houston/Dallas TX

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384 Texas
 
384 AA
 
384 New Orleans
 
385 creme de menthe drank with siblings
385 Miss Esther father talking to her
385 Emma our old cook who liked to drink
386 Mae West film star
386 medicinal it really was .. that night
386 ?Frank divorced my husband in July
386 Texas where divorced & reconciled
386 Oklahoma moved to
386 Texas (Houston) returned after 3 years
386-94 ?Frank my husband
388-9 New York Frank had to go there for 2 weeks
389 Samaritan Treatment father talked her into -took 3 times (possibly at Doctors Hosp. on Maple Ave. in Dallas) (Samaritan Treatment was an aversion control type treatment)
389 ?B-3 diagnosed vitamin deficiency
389-90 Houston moved to -change of environment
390 jail took my dog home and me to ..
391 hit bottom
 
391-2 Saturday Evening Post someone sent article on AA, Frank gave to her
391 AA something else to try
392 an actual disease
 
392 Box 658 PO Box to write to in NY (459 since sometime between '41-5)
392 General Service Off.
 
392 AA literature
 
393 Ruth Hock wrote longhand note -personal touch helped
393 Larry J man AA referred me to, had started group
393 last drunk never want to forget
394 Ruth (Hock) for personal note (Bill W's secretary)
394 Houston Group thanks to all members
394 Dallas transferred to in 2nd year sobriety (started group that first met there 4 Ap 1943)
394 12th Step work threw herself into
394 AA
 
395 Dr. Bob & Bill quotes from
395 (slogan) keep it simple
Calculating the Costs -

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396 Navy retired
396 initiation fee AA's paid highest of any club in world
396 Drunkalogues & statistics can be boring
396 Green blood (slang) money
397 Drinking Career from 18-43
397 (slogan) one drink not enough
397,399 20% of income went to drinking
398 giggle gurgles (slang)
398 Navy joined
398 Army to avoid
398 WW 2
 
399 intangible init fees
 
399 first drink (slogan) stay away from
399 (slogan) one day at a time
Stars Don't Fall - Felicia G, NYC

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400 countess a titled lady
400 alcoholic career
 
400-2 Pattersons my family
400 Venus dreamed about having beauty of
400 Madonna dreamed about having purity of
400 President of US dreamed about being brilliant as
400 Shakespeare ambition to write like
400-1 AA life was in shambles until
400 Europe family home in
401 Count Josef Gizyicki my father
401 Count had a title
401 Eleanor "Cissy" Patterson my mother
401 America mother brought her here as baby
401 terrapin fork learned to hold -main academic accomplishment
401 West Coast at 18 ran away to
402 Drew Pearson married
402 Baltimore Sun & Washington Post he was young newspaper man
402 back East came here after marriage
402 Quaker his family
402 Ellen birth of a daughter
402 Washington (DC) went after divorce
402 physical allergy to alcohol -had right away
402 got a novel written "The House of Violence" 1932
403 Mrs. Shakespeare had not become
403-4 Virginia had house here in fox hunting season (Nov1-Jan31 now)
403-5 Switzerland chalet here during summer
403 Long Island another house here
404 AA stayed drunk till .. 10 years later
404 bowl of milk punch drank during fox season
405 big tax free income
 
accepted ... from family
405 Europe went to escape
405 banks of Seine France -rented beautiful apartment
405 another novel abt "Flower of Smoke" 1939
405 Scott Fitzgerald's poor tipsy debutante (character) (famous writer of period)
405 Vogue New York fashion magazine, Paris office
405 Dudley de Lavigne married again, Englishman
405 Egypt honeymooned here
405 France wine tasting tour while waiting for English divorce
406 Geneva at large party here
406 enlarged liver said I had one
406 Europe returned to -things no better with family
406 New York moved to
407 forget a drink' (foreign concept to alcoholic)
407-9 young Bohemians met a bunch of
407 the Village they lived in (Greenwich Village section NYC)
408 (slogan) end would be total smash up, death, or insanity
409, 411-2 Dr. Ruth Fox my third and last analyst
409 (slogan) AA had to stop my drinking first. Then I was able to do something about me.
410 fish wife, common scold (slang) I became
410 dive (slang) a sick person's place (bar)
411 Shakespeare compare self to again
411 running into doors' excuse to explain bruises
411 gave me the elbow' (slang)
411-2 (yets) jail, sanitarium - mugged, manhandled, semi prostitution
411 59th St. Bridge thoughts of jumping from
412 Bill W spoke at psychiatrist's meeting
412 AA
 
412 Big Book I read the book, returned it to my analyst
412 taken 1st Step
 
412-3 Bill W go down and see Mr. W
413 AA Foundation was in ..
413 Wall St. district NY (?Vessey St. location)
413 allergy, mental obsession Bill explained
413-4 Marty (M)
 
413 Priscilla P a friend of Marty's, another AA
413 Salvation Army
 
414 Robert McCormick she had known my cousin in Chicago
414 first meeting went to my
414 Priscilla with Marty and some other girls
414 Tuesday @ Clinton St. only one big meeting a week then in NY
414-5 Anne (C.) fellow AA who helped me, went on bender (her story "Annie the Cop Fighter" in 2nd edition of Big Book)
414, 416 Priscilla (Peck)
 
415 Joy Farm AA farm in Kent (renamed High Watch Farm in '40's)
415 New York phoned for help
415 John & Bud 2 AAs met us at station ?[perhaps John ('Fitz' M) & Bud (E)]
415-6 24 Hour Plan
 
416 slip except for one in first 8 months
416 (?when daughter taken away) reaction to personal tragedy in my life
416 24th Street Club AA Club -changed locks on desk as secretary
416 Intergroup secretary "interfering"
416 12th Step Work
 
417 Lost and Found, Colliers Jan 5 '46, The House of Violence , New York : C. Scribner's sons, 1932, Flower of Smoke, New York, C. Scribner's sons, 1939.
 
sold a good deal of what I've written
417 11th Step joining a church as part of
 
Growing Up All Over Again - Harris K, Illinois

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418 alcohol and pills
 
418 Junior League wife was in
418 alcoholic & addict
 
419 hospital for mental illness
 
-to avoid jail
419 AA
 
419 ? dentist who started AA in ..
419 Amarillo, TX
 
419 US Navy
 
419 Philippines 2 year tour of duty in
419 alcohol, pills, adultery binges with
419 geographic cure return to US
420 chemicals depended on to keep going
420 AA because no other doors of help
420 12 Steps part of list of what does to stay sober
420 ? second wife - AA member
421 ("and a") alcoholic with a drug problem
Unto the Second Generation - ?

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422 AA pushed into
422 ACUTE ALCOHOLISM diagnosis
422 Hawaii the place
422 US Navy author was in the
423 pumping gas job after school
424 427 my parents
 
 -had drinking problem too
424 Omaha where went
424 Chicago from my hometown
425 Navy enlisted in ..
425 Army draft to escape
425 Great Lakes Boot Camp
 

 
426 Pensacola Air Base applied to photo school -
426 bartender job at Navy Chief's Club
426 Hawaii applied for duty there
426 Pearl Harbor
 
426 Kaneohe Bay transferred to, on
426 Oahu
 
427 AA folks found
427 Honolulu
 
427 429 D.T.'s pineapple story (427)
428 San Diego returned to
428 Tijuana went to jail -drunk & brawl
428 met 'new parents' headed home
429 DT's again folks called a doctor
429 AA heard a lot about
Me An Alcoholic? - ?

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432 coin with 2 faces
 
432 Who's Who in America listed in
432 bohemian' going completely
432 434 binges
 
433 (yets) drunk on job, missed work, ineffective by hangover, liquor

 
expenses within my budget
 
433 explanations (listed)
433 new formula (list) (how to drink without consequences)
435 schizophrenia, suicidal
 
435 Time & Newsweek he was quoted in -with pictures
435 AA
 
436 power greater than myself
 
437 Psalms 46:10 psalmist said "Be still, and know that I am God"
Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict - Dr. Paul O, California  originally published in the AA Grapevine with the title "Bronzed Moccasins"

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439 prescription drugs
 
439 (excuse) If you had my problems you'd drink too
439 (excuse) If you had my wife you'd drink too
439-40, 444-5 Max my wife
 
439 445 Al-Anon
 
440 psycho ward
 
440 pharmacy school
 
 -began to drink
441 Wallace Beery movies
 
442 pep pills taking and shooting
442 Benzedrine, Demerol, morphine used
442 codeine, Percodan, tranquilizers never got much effect
442 Pentothal used
443 alcohol & pills necessary to get ALL out of house & possession
443 solid alcohol (slang)
444 convulsion
 
444 Mayo Clinic decided to send me
444 nut ward at Mayo
445 scotch went home and got bottle of
445-52 Max also my office nurse
446 3rd Step we took together out loud
446 12 Steps
 
446 Frank the man from AA .. an attorney
448 narcotics, pills, alcohol
 
449 (slogan) now what am I going to do about it?
449-50 acceptance
 
449 Shakespeare "All the world's a stage, all the men and women merely players"
449 AA
 
450 Midas touch
 
451 Serenity Prayer
 
451 AA meetings
 
452 12 Steps first to the 12th
452 my serenity
 
452 (slogan) I do whatever is in front of me to be done

 
Part III - They Lost Nearly All
 
A Five Time Loser Wins - Morris B, Long Island, NY

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457 ? Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you die.
457 alcohol with other drugs
 
457 (slogan) progressive, self induced, slow suicide
458 inside - outside (slang)
459 (Slogan) chemicals- liquid or otherwise
459 (slogan) freedom from self
459 12 Steps
 
460 castor oil/mineral oil punishment
460-1 AA heard of 20 years before
460 first AA meeting
 
taken to ..., out of prison, in Los Angeles
460 LA, Phoenix, San Francisco attended meeting there
460 California left to ..
460 jail..alcohol & speed woke up in - sick, withdrawing from
461 Serenity Prayer
 
461 (slogan) if continue to drink, the end is death or insanity
461 first 3 Steps took for the first time
462 big Gene civilian AA companion
462 paracounselors program to convert 'management problems' into
462 Dept. of Corrections
 
462 County Mental Health job as alcoholism worker
463 Marine Corps completed training in ..
463 (slogan) Guess I'll never be a saint.
Promoted to Chronic - Helen B, New York

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464 solitary drinking
 
464 blackout
 
464-5 locked up in hotel room drinking
465 sleeping pills left a bottle for her
465 hotel maid might have died except for alert ..
465 border line having passed over the
465-7 Washington DC transition in life took place here
466 stealing money from him
466 New York took me to
467 Bing Crosby -Silent Night listened to over and over at restaurant
468 2 police men husband brought them to my room
468 psychopathic ward-City Hosp. took to
468 merry to round (slogan)
469 Conditional Reflex treatment (possibly Samaritan Treatment?)
469 AA
 
469 Saturday Evening Post hadn't been written
469 Jack Alexander
 
469 Washington (DC) only a tiny group in
470 Nov. 1944 at long last went to AA
470 Periodic Drinker crossed out
470 Chronic Alcoholic diagnosis
471-2 sponsor
 
first woman I met in AA -became 
471 Easy Does It (slogan)
471 12 Steps may not have drank again if practiced
471 getting off the beam (slogan)
472 put up on a pedestal (slogan -not recommended)
473 Faith without works is dead (slogan)
473 24 Hour program (slogan)
Join The Tribe! - Maynard B, Fairfield, Conn  first published in the AA Grapevine Feb 76 as "Son of Tall Man"

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474 AA
 
474 Great Spirit (God)
474 Maliseet Indian his tribe
474-5 Canada
 
474-6 Tall Man my father (named later, probably a pseudonym. See Nov 62 Grapevine story "An Indian named 'Tall Man'" page 14-17.)
474 US Army cousin had served in
474 Canadian Army author joined
475 Maine went to booze joint in
475 Connecticut moved to after Maine
475 Maine Turnpike turnpike in Maine -from Toll to Winthrop, Maine
475 ? & Tall Man good mother and father
475-6 AA thought it was a religion
476 ?Fort Fairfield Group first meeting in small town in Maine
476 1st & 12th Steps jumped from to help brother
476 Tobique Reservation start group on reservation (3 May 58, New Brunswick, Canada)
476 Bridgeport, CN moved there after 6 mos.
476 Eskasonia, Nova Scotia + ? help start other groups all over Maritimes & New England
476 Maine newsletter -Boomerang CARRIED TALL MAN'S OBIT
Belle of the Bar - ?

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478 pill affliction
 
478 suicide attempted several times
480 heroin also addicted to for 2 years
480 AA
 
480 Al-Anon mother is in
481 12 Steps and 12 Traditions practice every day
481 flower garden new hobby
481 hockey also enjoys
482 honesty biggest word in AA
Jim's Story - Dr. Jim S, Washington DC

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483 AA's first black gp originator of
483-6 Virginia born in
483 Negro
 
483 1st Baptist Church
 
485-7,490 Vi my wife, married 30 years
485 the South father came out of
485 surgery author's profession
486 the southern "cracker" (slang)
486,490 Washington DC author went through school in
486 Howard University author attended
486 the Depression
 
489-90 North Carolina I went South -dry county
491 James S who police asked for (him)
492 Seattle went to work
492 Pennsylvania wound up in a steel mill here
493-5 Ella G met while repairing outlet and got into AA
493 Jim S (author)
494 AA, sponsor Ella didn't say anything abt - talked to wife first
494-5 Charlie G my sponsor, was white
495 1st meeting of colored group in AA
 
Charlie & 3-4 others met at Ella G's mothers house
495 YMCA got room for meetings at -Friday nights
495 white gps in Wash. DC got help & guidance from
496 12 Step work
 
Our Southern Friend - Fitz M, Washington, DC

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497 Episcopal minister
 
father
497 Old Maud father's horse for buggy
497 ? Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works
498 John Barleycorn (slang for alcohol)
498 hail fellow well met (slang)
498 "Hail Hail the gang's all here" (Song)
498 Sweet Adeline (song)
499 eat drink and be merry (phrase)
499 Armistice (end of WW 1)
500 tuberculosis if don't give up inside work
500 George the elevator boy
500 Good old Charlie drinking partner
502-5 Towns Hosp. in hospital for alcoholics (in NY p.505)
503 ?Hank P. one comes back -tells of sober men in New York
504 Who are you to say there is no God?
 
504 prayer
 
504 Bill & Lois some men & women come to visit my friend
505 New York wife come to -he gets out of hospital
506 constructive acts of love
 
507 strength has come from weakness (SLOGAN)
507 truth shall make us free (slogan)
The Prisoner Freed - ?

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508 prison in for 20 years
508 Homicide Court
 
508 Old Tombs Prison
 
509 Sing Sing
 
509 Dannemora in Adirondacks
 
509 Wallkill "a so called rehabilitation center"
509-11 AA first exposed at Wallkill
509 Matteawan and many other mental institutions
510-11 some of old crowd -got drunk
Desperation Drinking - Pat M, NYC

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512 AA fortunate AA is available
512 3 years ago came to AA
512 sponsor (joke)
513 blackouts
 
513 6 month pattern
 
former employer -pointed out 
513 Pat (author)
513 Army he went into
513 New York came back to
513 Ireland came from as youngster
514 binges
 
514 misery parade
 
515 half drunk wasn't the type that got ..
515 DT's
 
515 Alanon House (AA group before dropping the 'n') introduced to AA
515 1st Step
 
516 dry jitters (slang)
516 jump in with both feet (slogan)
516 12 Steps
 
516 slogans -Easy Does It,
The Career Officer - Sackwille M, Dublin, Ireland

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517 British officer, Irish
 
517 Jesuits public school run by ...
 
517 Indian Civil Service
 
517 Germany year in school here -drunk 1st time
518 Dublin University 2 years school here
518 Sandhurst British Military College -1916
518 WW 1 the war was on
518 France
 
518-9 Germany about a year occupation after war
518 England
 
518 Army (British)
 
519 India
 
519 Abyssinian war
 
519-20 Egypt stationed there
520 Palestine
 
520 Suez Canal
 
520 WW 2 Hitler's war broke out
521 Sudan, Egypt in hospital in both
521 fortnight's blackout (two weeks)
522 London, Ireland
 
522 geography cures
 
522-4 Dublin 1941
522 hospitals, retreats & doctors
 
went to ...
523 28 April 1947 (his sobriety date)
523 Evening Mail remembered AA story in
523 Dublin Group met on Monday nights then -1st mtg.
524 Benzedrine
 
524 paraldehyde
 
524 Phenobarbital
 
524 Country Shop restaurant (where Dublin Group met)
Another Chance - ?

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526 black, Afro American
 
526 prison
 
526 judge
 
 -sent me to AA for month
526 Mother's Aid (precursor of AFDC?)
527 suicide tried many times
527 blackout stole fur coat & sold it
527 prison got 12 years
527-8 AA found in prison
528 Negroes only 5 Negroes in AA in my city
528 AA convention
 
He Who Loses His Life - E.B. 'Bob' R.

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531 playwright author's profession
531 suicidal drinking
 
531-2 Bob (author of story)
532 my proud southern blood
 
532-3 self pity
 
533 Virgil captain of football couldn't translate
534 Edna St. Vincent Millay (quote: Pity the heart ..)
534 my secret garden crutch, excuse, escape from life (self pity)
534 grown up brains, childish emotions (slogan)
535 the purpose of life
 
536 Shaw (quote: Christ crucified every generation..)
536,542 jail 9 times
536,542 alcoholic ward overnight twice
536 a "special" person
 
537 Philistine if he were sober, I put him down as ..
537 my motto a little man with a stick is equal to a big man
537 Paramount Theatre, Times Sq.
 
538 New York
 
539 Jail 5 consecutive Friday nights
539 -promised to quit
 
on grave of beloved sister 
539 AA exposed to AA once
540 New York back to big city
541 ? plumber in nearby town
541 ? worked with to get group started
542 only 1 law, only 2 sins
 
542-3 paradox (mentions 3)
543 joy of living
 
Freedom From Bondage - Wynn L

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544 (slogan) drinking was "a symptom of deeper trouble"
544 (slogan) get down to "causes and conditions"
544 AA
 
544 (slogan) I am the result of the way I reacted to what happened
544 (slogan) match calamity with serenity
544 Florida
 
547 alcohol in .. I found a false courage
547 (phrase)
 
fell in love with alcoholic
548 skid row inevitable end would be
549 my last drunk
 
549 jail went to for second time
549 AA
 
549 first AA meeting
 
 -8 years ago
549 sedation or narcotics I take no
550 ? AA members who sponsored me
550 H.O.W. the program works
550 the AA book
 
550 12 Steps
 
550 willingness to believe
550 (slogan) restore us to sanity
551 rationalization (defined)
551 John 13:16-18 (quote) "happy are ye who know these things and do them"
551 rash of self will
 
551 spiritual experiences
 
551-2 resentment
 
552 (sick man's prayer) (explained)
A Taught Him to Handle Sobriety - Bob P

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554 (slogan) AA does not teach how to handle drinking, teaches how to handle sobriety
554 first drink
 
my father -gave  when 13
554 (slogan) no great trick to stop drinking; trick is to stay stopped
554 Kansas raised in
555 New York moved to upon graduation to pursue career
555-6 boy wonder
 
555 Navy joined -ensign, wrote speeches for admirals later
555 self help books
 
555-6 (list of things tried) self help books, religion, swore off, switched to wine then ale, then vodka
557 badly enlarged liver
 
557 cirrhosis
 
558 esophageal hemorrhage doctor warned of
558 Chicago where it happened 1st time
559 Dr. Harry Tiebout psychiatrist -doctor sent him to
559 General Service Board Tiebout was trustee on board of
559 AA
 
559 sponsor got one & began attending meetings
559 drunk farm drying out on a
559 Big Book read
559 Grapevine read
560 4th & 5th Steps
 
560 (slogan) one day at a time
560 Serenity Prayer (quoted, partially)

 


 
Appendices
 
I. The AA Tradition

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566 Tradition 6 (long form) dividing the material from the spiritual
566 Tradition 7 (long form) prudent reserves
567 Tradition 8 (long form) 12 Step work -never to be paid for
567 Tradition 9 (long form) rotating leadership, central or intergroup committee, General Service office, AA Grapevine
567 Tradition 10 (long form) politics, alcohol reform, sectarian religion
567 Tradition 11 (long form) advertising, pictures as AA members
II. Spiritual Experience

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569 Spiritual Experience
 
569 God consciousness
 
569 William James
 
570 essentials of recovery honesty and open mindedness
570 Herbert Spencer
 
III. Medical View of AA

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571 Dr. Silkworth
 
571 Medical Society of NY
 
571 Dr. Kirby Collier
 
571 recovery rate of 50-60%
 
571 Dr. Harry Tiebout
 
572 Dr. WW Bauer
 
572 American Medical Assoc 1946
572 Dr. John Stouffer at ..
572 Philadelphia General Hosp.
 
572 American Psychiatric Assoc
 
572 American Journal of Psychiatry Nov. 1949
572 "3 Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W" / "Bill on Alcoholism" / "Alcoholism the Illness"
 
IV. The Lasker Award

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573 Lasker Award
 
573 American Public Health Assoc
 
V. Religious View on AA

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574 Edward Dowling, SJ
 
574 Queen's Work Catholic journal
574 Catholic Church
 
574 The Living Church Episcopal magazine
574 John D Rockefeller, Jr.
 
574 Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick
 
VI. How to Get In Touch With AA

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575 intergroup associations
 
575 General Service Board
 
575 General Service Office
 
575 AA Grapevine
 
575 Box 459
 
575 Al-Anon Family Groups
 

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