When he came back to TTMC. I went to the Bash and when I turned around and saw him, he grabbed me in a HUGE HUG and said "I'm back and I'm staying!".
Slider was a righteous brother who loved Syl and his kids. He LOVED being gramps to his grandkids and was full of stories about them. I will always remember sitting at the picnic table during TTMC events and listening to him talk. Him and Sylvia always brought laughter everywhere they went.
Slider told me that when he first got sober he was riding down the highway in his old Cadillac. In back of him a police cruiser approached with his lights flashing. Slider pulled over. The cop kept on going. Slider had this brilliant flash of insight. He went to a pay phone, called his sponsor and said: "I just figured out that if I don't drink I can't get arrested for DWI." His sponsor said that's good Jim, go to a meeting.
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