Addie H from Sacramento CA sober in 1982 speaking at an unknown AA meeting in July of 2010.
One of the things I found facinating about her speak is her telling her mothers story as the first woman in the first meeting in L.A.
This is not a speaker meeting, it is a speak by Nell Wing who was Bill Ws second secretary and AAs first archivist. At the time of this speak AA was almost 60 and Nell began working for AA when it was almost 12. This was recorded in Phoenix AZ in 1994.
Ed B speaking at a conference in Charlotte NC at an unknown date, this was recorded sometime in the 1950's. Very good recording quality for the time.
Dave P. from Birch Way WA. telling his Story at Woodstock of AA in Cocoa Beach FL. May 2010.
Coretha M. telling her story at the 16th. Atlanta Roundup in Brunswick GA. in 1991.
Evelyn T. speaking at the 50th Annual Buffalo Fall Convention Buffalo NY, 10/91. She is a very funny woman. I really enjoyed listening to her, she got sober in 1953 and was 71 at the time of this speak (38 years).
There is a bit of a pitched tone running through this audio I managed to dull it a bit, it is a little annoying but she was so impressive to listen to I thought I would put it up regardless. Repost from 5/30.
Mickey B a pretty funny guy from the UK, who puked on the queens lawn and puked on a lawn in queens! So is the cat! Repost from 4/20.
This is a fair quality recording, it sounds a bit fuzzy and I have cleaned up the tone as best I can.
Mark H and Dave F discuss how important the first step is not only to starting the program but to maintaining sobreity. There is also a discussion about working with those who relapse often.
Brigitte P sober in 1994 from Auburn CA. speaking at the 2nd tradition group in San Jose, Ca. in 2008 -- I would do anything to make you like me!
I have one of these and it is one of my favorite items, a really excellent and useful for book study meetings or as a gift to a newcomer who is going to be heading to one.
The First 164 pages of The Big Book with lined blank pages opposite each page of text for note taking.
Paragraph numbers along side the text for easy reference. Entire Original Manuscript (about) including the stories. Easy to read retyped version. Includes paragraph numbers corresponding to the modern text for easy comparison.
Footnotes explaining historical and obscure references in the text.
Footnotes documenting all 79 differences between the modern text and the original 1st printing text of the 1st 164 pages (about). Yes, believe it or not, the basic text has been changed 79 times since it was first published.
Two place keeping ribbons. Special "lay flat" binding.