Hi Tommy! July 26, 1997

I called earlier and I heard that you were doing good and in a group session. Are you teaching any of those folks anything? As experienced as you have become..you probably could!

A couple of nights ago I was browsing the news-group section of the Internet trying to find one on NA. I finally found one and it had thousands of messages. It was a real eye opener too with some of them pouring their heart out while others were just making related comments. I'll show it to you when we get a chance.

So how are you my son? Everyone is asking about you and hoping that you are doing okay. Monday morning we head to Hope Valley where you will have an fantastic opportunity to learn about yourself and acquire the tools necessary to deal with your addiction. As time goes by, I am sure you will look back at this period of your life with amazement that you allowed yourself to become so enamored with man-kinds most powerful drugs.

I just returned from a 3 hour meeting at the Elks Lodge here in Hendersonville. It was great as it was a privilege to be on the committee and some of the topics we are discussing will greatly improve the effectiveness of the Order. It got kinda hot and heavy with tempers flaring..but it was really fun. The Lodge itself is a beauty with a swimming pool and restaurant.

Well I need to get me something to eat and head to the Lodge. If you wanted to try calling me tomorrow, you might try calling 704-639-5968 between 1 and 4 p.m. That's my car phone. If not I'll be home later on in the evening. Anyway, if I don't hear from you I'll see you Monday morning. God Bless you Son and I love you very much.