From the November 2013 magazine.

November 2013: Read All About It

A death of a fellow member reminds one man why anonymity is so important

A short while ago a member of our Fellowship was killed. Two days later there was a headline in the local paper: “Daughter charged in mother’s slaying.”

The story described the daughter as having a history of psychological problems, and said there had been violent episodes before. The reporter described neighbors gathering in front of the victim’s house, leaving flowers and notes as a memorial on her porch. Some of those gathered identified themselves to the reporter as members of her AA group. They said she had been sober for a year or two and was doing well. They declined to give their own names.

-- Anonymous

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