Friday, March 4, 2011

On March 4

On this day in ...
... 1891 (120 years ago today), a daughter, Lois, was born in Brooklyn to a surgeon and his wife. After earning a college degree in fine arts, she worked at a YMCA, taught school, and, after marriage to a World War I soldier named Bill Wilson, as an occupational therapist. Lois Wilson (right) miscarried a number of pregnancies during what would be a childless marriage. (photo credit) Her husband drank -- until, that is, as Bill W., he cofounded Alcoholics Anonymous. Meanwhile she -- Lois W. -- founded Al-Anon, a support group for relatives of alcoholics. She died in 1988 -- 17 years after her husband -- at age 97.

(Prior March 4 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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