Dec 27, Samuel Moor Shoemaker was born in Baltimore, MD
Dec, Bil Wâ€™s uncle, Clarence Griffith, died of tuberculosis in CO.
Dec, Congress approved the 18th amendment to the US Constitution for the prohibition of alcohol
Dec, Bill Wâ€™s grandmother, Ella Brock Griffith, died.
Dec 25, Christmas, Bill W wrote a vow in the flyleaf of the family bible: â€œThank you for your love and help this terrible year. For your Christmas, I make you this present: No liquor will pass my lips for one year. Iâ€™ll make the effort to keep my word and make you happy.â€