Grapevine Online Exclusive
Peggy C. Got Sober
After a lifetime of daily drinking, she had a moment of grace
I started drinking in fifth grade around the time my grandmother moved in with us.She had come to live with us after my grandfather died. My mom did not and does not drink. My father was mostly a beer drinker, but he would indulge in cocktails whenever possible.
When grandma moved in she would have highballs of whiskey and ginger ale. I would help my dad mix the drinks sometimes. I hated ginger ale till I tasted a highball.
I discovered I loved the taste. So I became very helpful for grandma and any family parties that involved cocktails.
An AA tells the story of how the magazine helped her get and stay sober
Chaos with the Kids
A new father gets some help from friends in the program
Bed Number Eleven
A boisterous, sleepless night in the detox was a good reminder of where a glass of wine could take him
What's Around the Corner?
Trying to predict the future is futile for this AA