An Important Reminder of the Importance to A.A. and Recovery of Dr

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Dick B.: Anne Ripley Smith

Anne Ripley Smith, wife of Dr. Bob, Mother of A.A., and Co-Founder of A.A.

Pioneer A.A.’s Most Ignored, Forgotten, yet Critically Important Resource

by Dick B., © 2013 Anonymous. All rights reserved

Meet Dr. Bob of A.A.’s Wife, Anne Ripley Smith

Let’s meet the woman Bill Wilson and others frequently called the “Mother of A.A.” (See Dick B., Anne Smith’s Journal 1933-1939: A.A.’s Principles of Success, 3rd ed, pp. ix, 10, 54, 137, 139; Sue Smith Windows and Robert R. Smith, Children of the Healer, pp. 29, 43, 152; Women Pioneers in Twelve Step Recovery, Hazelden, 1999, p. 2).

The Ignored Compassionate and Loving Teacher

I’d been going to A.A. meetings regularly for about four years and had never heard Anne Smith’s name mentioned. In fact, when I went to the Seattle Convention in 1990, I never heard her name mentioned by the diligent historians…

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About mauihistorian

Uses pen name Dick B.: Writer, Historian, Retired attorney, Bible student, CDAAC, and active and recovered A.A. member with over 25 years of continuous sobriety. Published 42 titles and over 650 articles on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Christian Recovery Movement. www.dickb.com
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