January 2014: Heritage Trails
With a Big Book and a tankful of gas, a member drives deeper into AA history
I had the opportunity to see a man celebrate 63 years of continuous sobriety a couple of years ago. To accomplish this I had to get in my car, buy a tank of gas, set aside some time for the two-and-a-half-hour drive each way to do it—but I now have this experience. In a few years time, I won’t remember how much it cost to go or what I had to give up on my “busy schedule” to do it, but I will always
remember seeing a man who sobered up in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1948.
I love AA history. And I wanted a piece of it, so I also saved up and bought a first edition Big...