List of AA holy sites

1). Stepping stones 2). Wit's end 3). Bill W's grave 4). Nantucket Whaling Museum 5). The Wilson House (Bill's birthplace where that dude got a DUI on the lawn recently) 6). Dr. Bob's house 7). Abby of Fulda (Boniface's tomb) 8). Dr. Bob's grave 9). Mayflower Hotel Any others?

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Pennywise's picture

Have you listened to your Arnold ZeDVille today? http://www.reverbnation.com/arnoldzedville/songs
Pennywise's picture

11). 182 Clinton Street (where Bill C. failed to get the program and killed himself in Bill Wilson's kitchen at this address
Have you listened to your Arnold ZeDVille today? http://www.reverbnation.com/arnoldzedville/songs
catwalksintoabar's picture

What about Helen Wynn's place? My guess is that her bedroom could be argued as the place where the Grapevine, aka "Our Meeting in Print," was conceived.
Pennywise's picture

Do we know the address?
Have you listened to your Arnold ZeDVille today? http://www.reverbnation.com/arnoldzedville/songs
catwalksintoabar's picture

From http://silkworth.net/gsowatch/aaws/heirs.htm
A. I give and bequeath to HELEN WYNN [Bill changed his Will to take 10% royalties from his wife Lois and give those 10% to his mistress Helen], of Pleasantville, New York, if she survives me, a life interest in ten percent (10%) of such royalties. If the said HELEN WYNN does not survive me, I direct that the said ten percent (10%) of such royalties shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of Paragraphs B or C, as the case my be of this Article FIRST.
Pennywise's picture

Could be a candidate. Here is an AA site dedicated to her: http://www.kreizker.net/article-helen-wynn-laws-bill-w-114194174.html
Have you listened to your Arnold ZeDVille today? http://www.reverbnation.com/arnoldzedville/songs

What constitutes a holy site?

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Pennywise's picture

It's admittedly vague, but essentially any popular site where steppers widely claim to feel a spiritual connection to AA and esspeically its origins.
Have you listened to your Arnold ZeDVille today? http://www.reverbnation.com/arnoldzedville/songs
catwalksintoabar's picture

Hmm.... What about: U of Akron's dormitories: for only $130, you can share a dorm room with a stranger and a bathroom with many strangers. Macy's: the source of Bill Wilson's income for a spell. Ebby's Grave: Ebby died drunk.

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catwalksintoabar's picture

I think the Parkhursts took in the destitute Wilsons at one point. (Wasn't Lois wasn't earning enough to keep 182 Clinton? Yeesh! You'd have thunk that she'd have been more committed to Bill's missionary work.)
catwalksintoabar's picture

There may or may not Diseases doing calisthenics in those Church Parking Lots. Scary.
JR Harris's picture

Seiberling Gatehouse (Stan Hywet Estate) Where Bill W supposedly met Dr. Bob Garman Rd. & Portage Path 714 N Portage Path Akron, OH 44303-1363

~You can not moderate the truth. Just don't lie, steal or make stuff up out of thin air and expect to get away with it without it being pointed out to you. It's really very simple.~

Austin Al-Anon Alateen Information Center. http://www.austinalanon.org/history.htm
Property of Dog's picture

When on the Akron pilgrimage for "Founders Day" in June, the bus stops there to let people tour the gatehouse. Henrietta Sieberling was a friend of Ann Smith's and they, along with Dr Bob, were members of the Oxford Group in Akron. At that time Henrietta was separated from her rich husband and living in the gatehouse of the estate.
JR Harris's picture

The post office box that Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (AAWS) and the General Service Organization(also sometimes denoted as Board) of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc. (GSO/GSB) uses in New York City to receive mail. P.O. Box 459. Grand Central Station New York, NY 10163

~You can not moderate the truth. Just don't lie, steal or make stuff up out of thin air and expect to get away with it without it being pointed out to you. It's really very simple.~

JR Harris's picture

"24th Street Clubhouse, 334 1/2 West 24th Street, New York, 1st place acquisitioned Fellowship meetings. May 1940; Bert T. & Horace C. discovered, guaranteed rent; Wilson's moved into upstairs bedroom November 4 1940; Father Edward Dowling & Bill meet rainy night 1940, torn down 1959 " http://westbalto.a-1associates.com/PEOPLES%20&%20PLACES/place.htm

~You can not moderate the truth. Just don't lie, steal or make stuff up out of thin air and expect to get away with it without it being pointed out to you. It's really very simple.~

JR Harris's picture

In May of 1951, Lois and Anne B. (no relationship to Dr. Bob) sent a letter to these 87 groups expressing the desire to unify these groups under a single organization. The letter asked for their approval to adopt the AA 12 Steps and the suggested name AA Family Groups. From around the country 48 groups responded. By July 145 groups had registered. During this time the organization began using the name Al-Anon, which is a contraction of the title of AA's Big Book titled Alcoholics Anonymous. At the start of 1952 Al-Anon Family Groups opened a Clearing House in an unused upstairs room of the AA 24th Street Clubhouse in New York City with Lois and Anne as the officers and office staff.
Source: http://www.austinalanon.org/history.htm

~You can not moderate the truth. Just don't lie, steal or make stuff up out of thin air and expect to get away with it without it being pointed out to you. It's really very simple.~