January 2014: Sybil and Tex
In the August 2006 Grapevine (reprinted from February 1992) there was a story by Sybil C. called “Learning to Fly,” about her experiences as the first woman who joined AA in Los Angeles in 1941. The Jack Alexander article in the Saturday Evening Post had introduced her to the program, and Ruth Hock had written her with instructions for finding the one meeting in California, which was in LA. Sybil C. also writes about her brother Tex, who started the Hole In the Ground group in Huntington Park. Tex’s action resulted in his “excommunication” by the “mother group” in LA. I feel...
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