Jack C. and Leslie C. – (written and submitted by Jack)
“Leslie hails from Omaha, Nebraska. Barring any late-breaking news, she appears to be the only alcoholic in her entire family. Determined as she was to do that job right, she drank her way through school (of which she remembers nearly nothing), a six-month starter marriage, through several jobs and across several states.
“I was born in Hollywood (no, really) into a family with enough alcoholics to have easily made up for that shortfall among Leslie’s kin. After a hitch in the Marines, I began a career in the movie business that took me (wait for it…) across several states.
“I read recently in a crime novel that investigators refer to the first intersection between two people preceding a violent crime is known as ‘The Crossing’.
“Our ‘Crossing’ occurred in Page, Arizona in 1986. That’s right, there I was. Minding my own business (well maybe not all my own) when I encountered this beautiful alcoholic tornado that changed everything. There was only one thing to do. I just took her home – to live happily ever after.
*Insert madness montage here*
“AA saved Leslie’s life in July of 1988. My starting Al-Anon in February of 1990 probably saved it yet again. Thus began a brutal time where we hated each other but were too afraid of displeasing our sponsors to actually leave.
“Today however, because of great sponsorship and most interestingly because of the Traditions and Concepts of Service, we are wildly in love. We are each convinced that we married better than the other one.
“If you want to know how that could even be possible, you will just have to stop by and find out.”