Memorial Page for Charlie P. (of Charlie and Joe BB Study)

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Memorial Page for Charlie P. (of Charlie and Joe BB Study)

Postby Dallas » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:37 am

A Memorial Page with the Funeral and Obituary information for Charlie P. here:
www.step12.com/charlie-p-funeral-and-obituary-info.html

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Charlie P. Obituary and Memorial Page

Postby Dallas » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:39 am

Charlie, my words cannot express my gratitude for you and Joe McQ. I wouldn't be alive let alone sober and alive living the good life that I live today had God not directed me to you and allowed me to listen to the two of you explain the Big Book to me. I was six months sober, on my 2nd attempt at sobriety and I was at the jumping off place. Sobriety was killing me. While I was contemplating driving my truck into the side of a train to end the pain -- on my last phone call to an AA for help -- I ended up in a Serenity Book Store, in Encino, CA., and found a set of Big Book Study tapes and I bought them. I noticed on the cover it said something about an AA Plan of Recovery in the Big Book. I didn't know there was a program of recovery in AA. I had been told just don't drink and go to meetings and make it up as you go. I postponed driving into the train long enough to listen to all six tapes. Had what I heard not worked, it was over for me. I took the 12 Steps, reading the Big Book and listening to the tapes, and had a Spiritual Awakening that has allowed me to recover. That was in 1987. My sobriety date is Nov. 14th. 1986. And, I haven't had a drink for the last 8,925 days in a row. Thank you for the times you've taken my calls and for allowing me to visit with you in your home, and to spend some time with you. I appreciate you and appreciate all the ways that you've helped me -- to achieve and maintain my sobriety. God bless you and your wife.

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Postby sunlight » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:44 pm

:cry:

Thank you, Charlie.

You will never really leave us, as your gift goes on and on.





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