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.