Who wrote it might have been worse in the big book?

Who wrote it might have been worse in the big book?

Chet R.
Printed in the Second, Third, and Fourth Editions, the author of this story is said to have been Chet R. from Santa Barbara, California, though just when he wrote it or first came into AA is not known.

Who was aa number 4?

– AA #4. The man generally considered AA number 4 was Ernie Galbraith, who first got sober in the summer of 1935, when Bill Wilson was still staying with the Smiths in Akron.

Did Hank Parkhurst stay sober?

He was Bill’s first success in New York, the first alcoholic in New York to ever stay sober even for a little while. (He stayed sober for four years.) The first mention of Hank in the Big Book is on page xxxi of “The Doctor’s Opinion.” He was the man Dr.

Who is Fitz Mayo?

John Henry Fitzhugh Mayo, commonly called “Fitz” was the Big Book “Our Southern Friend.” He was among the first few to get sober in New York, probably the second after Hank Parkhurst. He has been described as a ‘blue blood” from Maryland.

Who was alcoholic #3?

Bill Dotson
Bill Dotson, the “Man on the Bed,” was AA number 3. At his death, he had not had a drink in more than nineteen years. His date of sobriety was the date he entered Akron’s City Hospital for his last detox, June 26, 1935. Two days later occurred that fateful day when two sober alcoholics visited him: Dr.

How did Ebby Thatcher get sober?

Ebby got sober through the Oxford Group, and carried the message of salvation through religious conversion to his old friend, Bill.

Who wrote to employers AA?

Henry Parkhurst
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism. It was primarily written by one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Bill Wilson with two chapters, “To Employers” written by Henry Parkhurst.

Who started AA in Philadelphia?

Charlie brought with him two new perspectives: Bayard B and Edmund P. Together the four gathered enough men to start the first AA chapter in Philadelphia. The other founding members became Chas B, Bayard B, Jim B, McCready H, Ed P, and George S. 22nd and Delancey Street.

Who was the minister’s son on page 56 in the Big Book?

This story appeared in the first edition of the Big Book – Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 226. Fitz was the minister’s son from p. 55-56 (fourth edition).

Who got Ebby sober?

Bill Wilson
This led Ebby to carry his newly found message to Bill Wilson (p. 9) resulting in Bill also having a spiritual experience which kept him sober the rest of his life. Third AA founding moment.

What happened to Ebby from AA?

Thacher struggled on and off with sobriety over the years, and ultimately died sober in Ballston Spa, New York from emphysema in 1966. He is buried in his family plot at Albany Rural Cemetery in Albany, New York.

Who was Jim Burwell and what did he do?

James Burwell (March 23, 1898 – September 8, 1974), known as Jim B. or Jimmy B., was one of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) founding members. He was among the first ten members of AA on the East Coast, and was responsible for starting Alcoholics Anonymous in Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Where did Jim Burwell start Alcoholics Anonymous?

He was among the first ten members of AA on the East Coast, and was responsible for starting Alcoholics Anonymous in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Later in life, he and Rosa, his wife, moved to San Diego, California and were instrumental in the growth of AA there.

Where is Jim Burwell buried in Owensville MD?

Jim B. is buried in the Christ Episcopal Church cemetery in Owensville, Maryland near his boyhood friend, John Henry Fitzhugh Mayo, known as “Fitz M.”, (AA Big Book Story “Our Southern Friend”). Jim. B. and Fitz M. were among the first members of AA to get and stay sober with Bill W. in New York.

What was Jim Burwell’s third AA tradition?

As mentioned by Bill W. in the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (pp. 143 – 145), Jim B. is credited with the adoption of AA’s Third Tradition: “The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.”

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