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“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
― Rob Siltanenfor
Look at my children, have a conversation with them and you will detect there is a little bit of "crazy" about them (in a good way) I know God wanted , no, needed me to be alcoholic in order for me to instill the values of AA on them. I did not mean to but we are all fruit of one tree or another.
My mother read Ray Bradbury to me as a child rather than Mother goose. (This really does explain a lot) My children listened to more speakers than most folks in AA by the time they were 12 years old.Our kids all believe we have totally screwed up any guiltless drinking they will ever do. When they were children beating up on each other in the car, they would scream "OWEY YOU"RE HURTING MY INNER CHILD!" Continually using rule 62. Begging us not to take ourselves so seriously.
They have loved gay and lesbians, allowed the childless to parent them . Endured meetings, the drama
of early recovery and the stress that goes with 3 conventions a year. Don't let me get started
about the sponsors and spondees they have loved as family , many have died, others who
knows where they have gone. My daughter was betrayed and forgivness came far more easy
for her than I. (I should have known). But in 32 years they remember only this......
They have been loved greatly AND love deeply, our extended family of A.A
I will not be so hypocritical to say they do not .have a few resentments BUT they put the resentment where it belongs,
not AA but well yea me (We are NOT Saints) I will say this. Although it is politically correct to blame, shame and NOT
accept responsibility for mistakes, you all have taught my kids that the truth will set you free. To be responsible for their actions.
Thank you AA
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This is a homegrown web site created in Seaside Oregon. This site was made in reaction to a couple of old farts on the North Coast Committee telling me not to make a web site for NCR. As a 12 year member of the committee at the time , I did it anyway. (I do not mind very well) I did indeed marry one of the old farts in 2004, which was another one of my great ideas. (LOL)
The primary purpose is to inform the public about upcoming recovery related conventions anything else is mostly fluff. Hopefully fun fluff
Please note! This is NOT an AA hotline nor a treatment referral site. If you call our number
you only get MY or Harlans' opinion. If you call because you do not want to drink be
prepared to go to a meeting as we will pick you up (Seaside Area). PLEASE Call ,don't drink or use!!
God be with you in Love and Service , Zan
po box 856
Seaside, OR 97138