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66 ans de sobriété active

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MEL B. (Melvin D. “Mel” Barger, de Toledo, Ohio)

Né le 9 septembre 1925, à Norfolk, Nebraska  - Décédé le 19 février 2017, à Toledo, Ohio (91 ans)

Première réunion en 1948

Date de sobriété : 15 avril 1950

66 ans de sobriété active

A GIFT FROM MEL B

Trust in God and clean your house,

You heard this from a former souse.

And as you meditate and pray,

Help someone along the way.

We can be happy all day long,

If we correct whatever's wrong.

We'll feel a kind of joy within,

A kind that never comes from sin.

God has a plan for every life,

To raise us from all hate and strife.

So Trust In God unfailingly,

This is the truth that makes us free.

From Mel ' B ' with permission.  Sobriety date 15 April 1950.

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70 ans de sobriété active !

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Harry G. a fêté son 70° anniversaire de sobriété le 20 mai 2016 !

Il a 95 ans

Fait partie du groupe de Port Dover, Ontario, Canada

(Grace United Church - Chapman Street - Port Dover - Ontario  N0A 1N4)

 

HARRY G., le jour de son 70° anniversaire

HARRY G., le jour de son 70° anniversaire

70 ans de sobriété active !
Lettre du BSG de NY

Lettre du BSG de NY

GARY (32 ans d'abstinence) -  HARRY (70 ans d'abstinence) - MURRAY (28 ans d'abstinence)

GARY (32 ans d'abstinence) - HARRY (70 ans d'abstinence) - MURRAY (28 ans d'abstinence)

Merci à Gary pour les photos - Thanks to Gary for the pictures

 

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65 ans de sobriété active

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Bill (de Rimouski, Québec)

En avril 2015, il fêtait son 65° anniversaire d'abstinence.

 

30 avril 2015

30 avril 2015

Merci à Roger de Rimouski pour les photos

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ZINGO le CLOWN était AA

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Doug Richardson (Zingo The Clown)

Plus de 40 ans de sobriété

 
ZINGO le CLOWN était AA
ZINGO le CLOWN était AA

 

in "Seattle Times", juillet 2002 (à l'occasion du 100° anniversaire de Doug Richardson, dit Zingo Le Clown)

 

Richardson, who was an entertainer in his youth, a jack-of-all trades in his middle years and a legend in local Alcoholics Anonymous groups for the past five decades, was feted on his 100th birthday this week by scores of people he's influenced over the years, many of whom still visit him and come for counsel.

"When I met him he had 40 years' sobriety, but he made me feel like he had one day, just like me," said Dave Jager of Seattle, who knows Richardson through AA. "He taught all of us the importance of welcoming the new guy."

Bill Smith of Seattle met Richardson 21 years ago when the older man was punching a speed bag in a boxing gym at the Elks Club in Lake City. Richardson is still Smith's AA sponsor and Smith visits him a couple of times a week.

 

He played Zingo the Clown at the World's Fair in Seattle in 1962. His exploits have been widely reported in other papers as well, including the Los Angeles Times, several New York papers and The Seattle Times, which in 1963 called him the heartthrob of Seattle Center.
 

But Richardson's drinking intensified over the years, according to his 75-year-old son, Daly, and midway through his entertainment career, he gave it up, joined AA and moved back to Seattle. 

He still occasionally attends AA, going almost exclusively to first-step meetings, where recovering alcoholics take their first shaky steps toward sobriety.

"He was always the first one to hold out his hand," said Smith

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