Published December 2013.

A Father's Legacy

Through the 12 Steps, she was able to forgive her father at the end of his life

My dad was in AA when I was a kid growing up in suburban Detroit in the 60s. I remember seeing his Big Book on top of his dresser, and hundreds of copies of the Grapevine stacked on shelves in my parents' bedroom.

He meticulously kept each one. I remember answering the phone at dinnertime one night, and he quickly took the call when I said it was "Central Office."

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