Friday, June 08, 2018

Founders' Day expected to draw thousands to Akron for 83rd anniversary of AA

MQTlogoa Today’s Quality Time Tweet::
The Gate Lodge Exhibition 
“The first floor of the historic Gate Lodge features the exhibition, Welcome Home: Sharing the Birthplace of AA. This special exhibit honors and recounts the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous and acknowledges the Gate Lodge as a monument to a movement that has positively impacted individuals and their families since 1935.” READ MORE
Gate Lodge lower left….
DSC_0325 “Easy Does It”
DSC_0339 "Four Absolutes"
Absolute Honesty, Absolute Purity, Absolute Unselfishness, and Absolute Love ……….. F.Y.I.:: “Bill W. early criticized the Four Absolutes as being too tough for alcoholics to swallow, just as he later criticized several other Oxford Group principles and practices. By contrast, Dr. Bob S. consistently favored application of the Four Absolutes. So did his wife Anne, and the other leaders such as Henrietta S. and T. Henry. and Clarace W. READ MORE
The Twelve Steps are the “Backbone” of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The “Big Book” of  Alcoholics Anonymous has stats most authors only dream of: more than 30 million copies sold. Translated into 67 languages. In 2012, the Library of Congress  ranked it No. 10 in its top 25 “Books that Shaped America.”

We will now close this meeting with the “Lord’s Prayer”:::
Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever
KEEPCOMINGBACDONE I’ve been waiting a long time to do this post. When the article.. Lost for decades, the Alcoholics Anonymous original manuscript will be auctioned for millions was published by The Washington Post I decided now was the time. ( As a side note: I probably did more research for this post than any other post I’ve done. I was able to go to some “Open AA meetings.” I really enjoyed myself and learned a lot…)  As Always “Have A Great Day”& KEEP COMING BACK

1 comment:

Jenn Jilks said...

That is quite historical! I didn't realize it was that old! (But then, aren't we all?!)