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Web Exclusive: A Surprise in the Cemetery

A uncanny visit to Doctor Bob’s grave site helps this member stay sober many years later.

"There, directly in front of Dr. Bob and Anne’s tombstone, was a family plot marked by a stone bearing a single surname: ours."

My first run at sobriety came in the late 1980's while living in Southern California. I was newly out of the Navy when my heart's desire pronounced me "alcoholic" and stipulated a relationship with me under one condition: sobriety. So, I complied, not because I thought I was an alcoholic, but because it was the quickest way to get what I wanted. Owing to a few nice bonuses like no hangovers, some wonderful new friends, and a little weight loss, I caught the disease and adopted an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting habit with only a slight understanding of the Steps and what it meant to begin an... Login to read more
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