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Grapevine : January 2012
T he calendar tells me I am 84, but my mind tells me that my life be- gan 52 years ago when I got sober in Alcoholics Anonymous. My story is like that of many AA members, yet there are differ- ences that set me apart and make me whoandwhatIam.Iwas14when I had my first drink. What a grand event, meeting my birth father for the first time and spending the day with him. Or it was supposed to be. Toward evening, he asked me if I drank. With all the bravado of a young teenager, I told him I did, and my drink of choice was blackberry OLD-TIMERS River’s edge A desperate day on the Potomac was this drunken mom’s moment of truth 56 January 2012 GRAPE_56-59.indd 56 11/22/11 3:09 PM