From the October 2013 magazine.

October 2013: At Wit's End

Dream on
I was at my Tuesday mens’ stag meeting celebrating my AA birthday with my wife recently. While we were waiting for the cake to be brought out, I turned to her and said, “Honey, did you ever in your wildest dreams think you’d be standing here helping me celebrate 48 years of sobriety?”

She turned to me and said, “Bruce, let me tell you something. You’re not in my wildest dreams!”

—Bruce D., Manhattan Beach, Calif.

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