Monday, June 30, 2008

This very moment ...

... marks an anniversary for me: Nineteen years ago, on June 30, 1989, at 11:15 a.m., I downed a double whiskey and a beer at a place called, if I remember, the Olde Ale House. It was the end of my drinking career. About 45 minutes later I was settling down (sort of) in a lock-up ward in a hospital detox unit.

Update: Another drunk: Neil Steinberg: Fit to print.

8 comments:

  1. Jim Carmin12:06 PM

    19 years is a fantastic accomplishment; cheers to you, Frank (and when you come to Portland we'll find another way to talk about Auden...).

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  2. Congrats, Frank. 19 years is amazing.

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  3. Congratulations.

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  4. wow...that is very impressive indeed. my father had lost his battle with drinking when i was just four and died of liver damage. so i am proud of you and i don't even know you.

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  5. Congratulations! A terrific milestone.

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  6. Anonymous5:03 PM

    My hat is off to you, Frank.

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  7. jeff mauvais12:40 AM

    Congratulations, Frank. A close relative needed twenty-five years and five stays in detox to finally quit, so I have some sense of the magnitude of your achievement. Bravo!

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  8. Susan B.9:55 AM

    More power to you, Frank!

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