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August in AA history

Postby GeoffS » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:08 pm

AUGUST

1879
Aug 8, Robert Holbrook Smith was born in St Johnsbury, VT to Judge and Mrs Walter Perrin Smith. Note: Bob had a much older foster sister, Amanda [Northrupp], who became a history professor at Hunter College, NY.

1886
Aug 29, T Henry Williams was born in South Woodstock, CT.

1890
Aug 15, Elvin Morton Jellinek was born in NY.

1914
Jul/Aug, World War I (the Great War) started in Europe and Russia.
Aug, Bill W went to British Columbia to visit his father, Gilman (their first meeting in 9 years). Bill also met Christine Bock whom Gilman planned to marry.

1919
Aug, Bill W and Lois set off for an extended month-long walking trip thru ME, NH and VT. Lois encouraged it partly to give them time to think and partly to get Bill away from drinking.

1934
Aug, Cebra G and Shep C vacationed at Rowland H’s house in Bennington, VT. Cebra learned that Ebby T was about to be committed to Brattleboro Asylum. Cebra, Shep and Rowland decided to make Ebby “a project.â€
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Postby Dallas » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:13 pm

Are you sure about Lois? I thought I read in AA Comes of Age, or Pass it On, that she didn't take it.

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Postby GeoffS » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:52 am

I 'll check it out, there are probably conflicting reports.

It would be unusual for Bills account to be different from Lois' :D :D
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Postby ROBERT » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:15 pm

2009-AUGUST-13.....ROBERT C. STAYED SOBER, AGAIN!
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Postby Dallas » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:15 pm

Thanks for checking in, Robert! :wink:
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Postby ROBERT » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:17 pm

YOUR WELCOME 8)
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