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Gifts of Hope and Help

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When I was 4 or 5 years old, I went to an AA meeting with my father. The only thing I remember about it is that they were having cake and my father would not let me stay for some. As with many early memories, this one lay dormant for many years. In the late 70s, I read an advice column that gave information about OA. I sent away for the literature they offered and read the Twelve Steps. I decided the Steps were too hard. My early memory continued to lay dormant for many years. My next encounter with

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