From the May 2001 magazine.

Why I Keep Coming Back

Most people have a few days in their past that stand out in flaming colors. They are marked by signal events that were either so bad or so good that they became unforgettable.

One such day for me was April 15, 1950. You could call it a very bad day because I had been drinking for the previous week or so and was trying to medicate my awful feeling of sickness with several bottles of beer. You also could call it a very good day because it was the last time I ever picked up a drink. Fifty years have passed, but I still have deep gratitude for the recovery from alcoholism that followed in Alcoholics Anonymous and continues to this day.

-- Meal B.

Toledo, Ohio

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