Changing Channels
March 2021 | Making Amends

Changing Channels

Though the message of hope came to her through the TV, this mom had one more episode to go

It was late October of 1978 in Novato, California. The weather was cold and frosty. The grandmother of my husband (now my ex-husband) lived nearby and she came over for a little visit. As I rocked my 8-month-old son,  grandmother Nan and I sat there while the soap opera Days of our Lives played in the background. As Nan and I visited, I was straining to hear Dr. Maggie Horton on TV give Laura Horton the 20 questions of Alcoholics Anonymous. I answered yes to 18 of the 20 questions. This concerned me a bit, but I didn’t want to jump to any rash conclusions.


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