From the June 2006 magazine.

A Fine Old Tree

Stoney S., a Cree from Regina, Saskatchewan, got sober on May 1, 1959

How were you introduced to AA?

Thank God for my ex-wife. She told me to phone this chap named Walter. But in fact, there were two Walters. My ex-wife knew they were in AA. I called the first Walter, but he wasn't home. I looked heavenward and said, "Thank God."

Then I tried the next guy. I'll be a son of a gun if he wasn't home. "I'll come and get you," he said. I walked into the meeting room and looked around very meekly to see what the hell was going on there. That's what I remember about the first meeting I went to I was soaked.

Do you remember your first...