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With Pinky's Help
An AA remembers someone who helped him more than he knew
When I was 13 years sober, my family and I were living in a small town in Manitoba. We felt a little bit like outsiders but maybe that was in my mind.
I got involved in the local AA group. Soon after, one of the members – whom I'll call Pinky sold some property and missed more than a few meetings. It was not very long after that he thought he had alcoholism beat.
I asked the long-term members to come with me to go and talk to Pinky. People balked and said that he knew where to find us. I couldn't believe the cavalier attitude they had.
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