Other significant events which occurred in December, but for which we do not have a specific date:
Bill & Lois start attending Oxford Group meetings.
Bill works with alcoholics, but fails to sober any of them. Lois reminds him HE is sober.
Twelve Steps written.
Akron group withdrawals from association with Oxford Group. Meetings moved from T Henry & Clarence Williams to Dr Bob and other members homes.
First AA group in mental institution, Rockland State Hospital, NY.
1st home meeting in Los Angeles at Kaye M.'s house.
Matt Talbot Club has 88 members, uses wagons to collect old furniture to recondition & sell, not A.A., used A.A. program, material, marked 1st effort reach alcoholics outside married middle-class category.
1st AA group formed in St. Louis, Missouri.
Group started Ashtabula, Ohio due to Plain Dealer articles. A.A. Cleveland has about 30 groups.
Dr. Bob's last major talk, in Detroit.
Grapevine article signed by both Bill and Dr. Bob recommend establishing AA General Service Conference.
'Man on the Bed' painting by Robert M. first appeared in Grapevine. Painting originally called 'Came to Believe'
Nell Wing retires from GSO after 35 years of service.